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So assuming I was insane and wanted to start learning about AI with the goal of working on neural nets and natural language, where should I start reading? I''ve had a medium amount of linguistics, basic programming, basic psychology, and some instruction on creative problem solving and contingency planning that seem relevant. I''m already reading the archive here, and I would prefer book recommendations to web recommendations, but I will take both. Also, does anyone know what is the best emulation of natural language production that has been done so far?

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If you''re interested in real, cutting edge, academic ALife (as AI is to psychology, ALife is to biology) then try...

http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/ezequiel/alife-page/alife.html

I know you''re probably not, but it''s all good stuff ;-).

Mike

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I''m reading "Artificial intelligence,a modern approach",Stuart Russel and Peter Norvig.I think it''s a good introductory book. It covers lots of different things. And it''s easily readable.

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This is one of the most frustrating topics to delve into, because it is so darn hard! Just when you think you have a handle on how it all works, you realize something else that just compounds the problem ten-fold.

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach is good. I have that book.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence by Philip C. Jackson, Jr. is pretty good also. I have this one too.

Also this one if you can find it: Logic Programming and Knowledge Engineering by Tore Amble.

If you can find this one at a university library, check it out. It touches quite a bit on the philosophy of knowledge and understanding, but is also very hands-on and descriptive: Building Large Knowledge Based Systems by Doug Lenat.

Also, read this web documnet for some really good insights: The Dimensions of Context Space. You have to click to the page and download the Word document.

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Actually, I think my last suggestion does a good job of explaining how incredible knowledge and comprehension really is. And, it is easily accessible: just download it and print what part of it you want.



Edited by - bishop_pass on March 21, 2001 6:31:14 PM

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