CSC 2501: Symbolic Computation and AI
Dr. J. Hodgson
Office Hours Tue 10-11 and 3-4, Wednesday 3-3:50. Friday 10-11am
Artificial Intelligence: A Modern approach. Stuart Russell and Peter Norvig. Prentice Hall.
We will cover chapters 1-4, 6,7,9,11,13-14, 18, 22, and 23. Emphasis will be on a broad coverage that indicates the scope of AI. Some time will be spent on the programming language Prolog (and this may affect the amount of other material that will be covered). The goal of the course is to describe some of the things that would need to be done if one were to construct an intelligent agent.
I have provided additional material for this course on the web. it can be accessed through
"http:/www.sju.edu/~jhodgson/ugai/aihome.html". In particular these pages contain an introduction to the programming language Prolog.
Assignments and Evaluation
Your grade will be based upon a midterm (20%), a final (30%) and five homework assignments each worth 10%. Your grade will be computed accoding to the following table.
A 95 -100
F 49 or less
Some, but not all, of the homework assignments will require you to write programs. For these
assignments you will always be provided with a temple from which to work.
I take a hard line on program documentation. The documentation requirements are specified in the web pages.
The Honor Code
You are referred to the catalog for the text of the Honor Code. You are permitted to collaborate with other students on homework assignments. However any such collaboration
must be explicitly acknowledged. A statement of the form
Help equivlaent to 15% of the assignment was received from Jane Doe.
Failure to acknowledge such help will result in a zero for the assignment.
UG AI home page
Last Changed: 31 July 1995