## Principles of Artificial IntelligenceA classic introduction to artificial intelligence intended to bridge the gap between theory and practice, Principles of Artificial Intelligence describes fundamental AI ideas that underlie applications such as natural language processing, automatic programming, robotics, machine vision, automatic theorem proving, and intelligent data retrieval. Rather than focusing on the subject matter of the applications, the book is organized around general computational concepts involving the kinds of data structures used, the types of operations performed on the data structures, and the properties of the control strategies used. Principles of Artificial Intelligenceevolved from the author's courses and seminars at Stanford University and University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is suitable for text use in a senior or graduate AI course, or for individual study. |

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There are just four discrete positions on a table ,

there are three blocks ,

shown . Suppose we name this initial state SO . Then we denote the fact that

block ...

There are just four discrete positions on a table ,

**namely**, D , E , F and G ; andthere are three blocks ,

**namely**, A , B and C , resting on three of the positions asshown . Suppose we name this initial state SO . Then we denote the fact that

block ...

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A subsequent F - rule ,

parenthesis ) reachieves HANDEMPTY , so we can tolerate the violation and

proceed directly to a solution . In this case , RSTRIPS finds a shorter solution

sequence than ...

A subsequent F - rule ,

**namely**, stack ( B , C ) ( within the relevant stackparenthesis ) reachieves HANDEMPTY , so we can tolerate the violation and

proceed directly to a solution . In this case , RSTRIPS finds a shorter solution

sequence than ...

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Because of interactions , we obviously cannot execute these sequences in

parallel . For example , F - rule 5 deletes a precondition ,

needed by F - rule 2 . Thus , we cannot apply F - rule 5 immediately prior to F -

rule 2 .

Because of interactions , we obviously cannot execute these sequences in

parallel . For example , F - rule 5 deletes a precondition ,

**namely**, HANDEMPTY ,needed by F - rule 2 . Thus , we cannot apply F - rule 5 immediately prior to F -

rule 2 .

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### Contents

PROLOGUE | 1 |

PRODUCTION SYSTEMS AND AI | 17 |

SEARCH STRATEGIES FOR | 53 |

Copyright | |

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