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Games solved: Now and in the future

H.Jaap van den Herik, Jos W.H.M. Uiterwijk, Jack van Rijswijck
2002 Artificial Intelligence  
In this article we present an overview on the state of the art in games solved in the domain of twoperson zero-sum games with perfect information.  ...  In particular, threat-space-based search methods are sometimes able to exploit the initiative to prove a win.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors gratefully acknowledge the work performed by all researchers mentioned in this article.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0004-3702(01)00152-7 fatcat:q7oiqyi6xrd4jev74ocrfmv5ry

UCT Enhancements in Chinese Checkers Using an Endgame Database [chapter]

Max Roschke, Nathan R. Sturtevant
2014 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
This work is performed on a board with 81 locations and 6 pieces, which is larger than previous work on lookup tables in Chinese Checkers.  ...  This paper assess the performance of UCT-based AIs and the effectiveness of augmenting them with a lookup table containing evaluations of games states in the game of Chinese Checkers.  ...  The endgame player must play out a game until each player is in a state that is in memory. This likely will take the longest time, as it has to check its states most often.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-05428-5_5 fatcat:a2vkoj7h3raobi7vyuuskrhwku

More than a Game: Sociological Theory from the Theories of Games

Benjamin DiCicco-Bloom, David R. Gibson
2010 Sociological theory  
In this article, we examine three games-chess, go, and (Texas hold 'em) poker-for sociological insights into contested social arenas such as markets, warfare, politics, and the professions.  ...  Chess is a game of intricate maneuver, mounting tension, and sometimes rapid simplification to a sparse endgame.  ...  (check), or bet.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-9558.2010.01377.x fatcat:jdy4erxpkfgx3c6bum27z7ruta

Playing Games with Algorithms: Algorithmic Combinatorial Game Theory [chapter]

Erik D. Demaine
2001 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
In particular, we begin with general background in Combinatorial Game Theory, which analyzes ideal play in perfect-information games, and Constraint Logic, which provides a framework for showing hardness  ...  Then we survey results about the complexity of determining ideal play in these games, and the related problems of solving puzzles, in terms of both polynomial-time algorithms and computational intractability  ...  , Chinese Chess, Quoridor, and Arimaa.  ... 
doi:10.1007/3-540-44683-4_3 fatcat:7zoqv6zdwzbdvn34jryyg5etim

Strategy Generation and Evaluation for Meta-Game Playing

Barney Pell
2011 Künstliche Intelligenz  
Meta-Game Playing (Metagame) is a new paradigm for research in game-playing in which we design programs to take in the rules of unknown games and play those games without human assistance.  ...  Strong performance in this new paradigm is evidence that the program, instead of its human designer, has performed the analysis of each specific game.  ...  It is possible (and even common) that pieces in chess-like games move in one way, and capture in another. Examples of this are pawns in Chess, cannons in Chinese Chess, and all pieces in Draughts.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13218-010-0082-7 fatcat:ngz2pwwy4bguvpgwditnvgzbfm

A Survey of Monte Carlo Tree Search Methods

Cameron B. Browne, Edward Powley, Daniel Whitehouse, Simon M. Lucas, Peter I. Cowling, Philipp Rohlfshagen, Stephen Tavener, Diego Perez, Spyridon Samothrakis, Simon Colton
2012 IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games  
It has received considerable interest due to its spectacular success in the difficult problem of computer Go, but has also proved beneficial in a range of other domains.  ...  This is in contrast to plain UCT, which expands all branches indefinitely.  ...  occasionally checking apparently weaker options.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tciaig.2012.2186810 fatcat:z2o6xdkkjvhf3k6hybw65o5r44

Playing games with algorithms: Algorithmic combinatorial game theory [chapter]

Erik D. Demaine, Robert A. Hearn, Michael H. Albert, Richard J. Nowakowski
Games of No Chance 3  
In particular, we begin with general background in Combinatorial Game Theory, which analyzes ideal play in perfect-information games, and Constraint Logic, which provides a framework for showing hardness  ...  Then we survey results about the complexity of determining ideal play in these games, and the related problems of solving puzzles, in terms of both polynomial-time algorithms and computational intractability  ...  , Chinese Chess, Quoridor, and Arimaa.  ... 
doi:10.1017/cbo9780511807251.002 fatcat:ut65sfomjfgjbakx74eim2cndy


I investigate the questions through philosophical research that draws upon the existing literature in the fields of Hermeneutics, Cosmopolitanism, and the philosophies of education about play, philosophy  ...  argue that play is a joyful aspect of experience that can potentially teach us an aesthetic manner of embracing differences and possibilities, especially concerning our individual growth and engagement in  ...  of language is in its possible indefinite usages.  ... 
doi:10.7916/whnv-e614 fatcat:6qgmxbkvwjgdfgmaeg4x4rro3u

Samuel Beckett's early fiction and drama: A study of artistic theory and practice [article]

James Acheson, University Of Canterbury
What Beckett argues in the essays, in essence, is that absolute knowledge lies beyond human reach, and that art must reflect this.  ...  Subsequently, in Murphy, Hatt, the Nouvelles and Mercier and Camier, Beckett makes it clear that there can be no definitive answers to either metaphysical or epistemological questions; while in [...]  ...  Endgame, Corne and Go.  ... 
doi:10.26021/5078 fatcat:ybfbrdvfqjawlohvoyquzrb6ne

Between the idea and the reality falls the shadow: varieties of modernist dystopia

Jonathan R. Moore
By tracing the literary heritage of dystopia from its inception in Joseph Hall and its modern development under Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Samuel Beckett, and Anthony Burgess, modern dystopia emerges  ...  The literary environments created by these authors are constructed as intricate social commentaries that ridicule the foolishness of yearning for a leisurely existence in a world of industrial ideals.  ...  … Whether in actual fact the policy of the boot-on-theface can go on indefinitely seems doubtful.  ... 
doi:10.13016/m2rx3x fatcat:cpcewhfqknaijd5a7oto23lxza

(PDF/eBook) Deconstructing Time, 3rd Edition: Illustrated Essay-blogs About the Human Experience of Time

Rick Doble
2017 Figshare  
These articles were first published in Doble's blog DeconstructingTime which has recorded over 50,000 page views and has been seen by readers in more than half the countries of the world.  ...  Doble's work has consistently been in the top 2-5% of documents accessed at A number of articles have been reprinted on the Internet by various websites.  ...  Chess, for example, is remarkable in this way.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.5160994.v1 fatcat:l3kubvw7szbjnms5dyefmpksuu

Finding our way: On the sharing and reuse of animal telemetry data in Australasia

Hamish A. Campbell, Hawthorne L. Beyer, Todd E. Dennis, Ross G. Dwyer, James D. Forester, Yusuke Fukuda, Catherine Lynch, Mark A. Hindell, Norbert Menke, Juan M. Morales, Craig Richardson, Essie Rodgers (+3 others)
2015 Science of the Total Environment  
CNAS then convened a well attended conference in early 2008 at which authors and attendees engaged in a robust debate over the papers and positions taken. 6 This report is a result of this process.  ...  See his chapter in this report. 5 David Rothkopf concludes in his book, Running the World (New York: Public Affairs, 2005): 71, that the Solarium Project was "not just the work of a good executive or a  ...  The Chinese military has made significant progress in both areas and continues to advance.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.01.089 pmid:25669144 fatcat:6d6hd3rl3navhjxv5d45jdoniq

Margalla Papers Subscription for one copy Pacific: A Perspective from Pakistan

Margalla Papers, Muhammad Khurshid, Khan, Fouzia Amin
2014 unpublished
In this game of chess between the US led allies and China, Pakistan seems the biggest loser.  ...  There is no way that two great powers could continue playing 'zero sum game' in the region indefinitely.  ...  Recommendations Problems in formulating, implementing and evaluating reforms, create imbalance in power relations among policymakers, communities and interest groups in Pakistan.  ... 

Lovecraft: disturbing the universe

1991 ChoiceReviews  
Like the king at chess, the old man is seemingly weak and has difficulty moving about. But he is strong in the endgame, in which the king (as any chess player can tell you) is as well.  ...  One recalls Chinese sage Lao-tzu's argument, in book 11 ofthe Tao Te Ching, that in a clay vessel it is the space inside that matters, and that the usefulness ofwindows and doors resides in their being  ...  100] Randolph, [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] name, [22] [23] The, x catachresis, 42 "Cats ofUlthar, The, " 18, [39] [40] [41] [42] [43] [44] [45] [46] [47] [48] 121, 135, 138 chess  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.28-3726 fatcat:obnjoeo4mbehzf3zso6hmfwrbu

Comparative Studies in Modernism

Beckett Modern, Postmodern, Federico Sabatini
world, taken almost as the equivalent of the lacrimae rerum of an indefinite Great Crisis, according to a setting that is in some ways similar to what Adorno gathered in Endgame and that can make us recognize  ...  Last Rites in Brecht's Mother Courage and Beckett's Endgame.  ...  che copulano con il terreno, bio-filologi che clonano i grandi scrittori russi con l'essenza dell'immortalità (Goluboe salo [Lardo azzurro] di Vladimir Sorokin); sulla crisi futura e la guerra civile in  ... 
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