Course: CS 480 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Semester: Spring 2008
Instructor: K. De Jong
Office: Rm 411 Science & Tech II
Class Hours: T 16:30 - 19:10 208 Innovation Hall
Office Hours: T 15:00 - 16:00
Course Text: Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach (2nd edition)
by Russell & Norvig, Prentice Hall Publishing
ANSI Common Lisp, Graham, Prentice-Hall
Common LISPcraft, R. Wilensky, Norton Publishing
Common Lisp - The Language, G. Steele, Digital Press
Prolog Programming, Clocksin & Mellish, Springer-Verlag
Artificial Intelligence Through Prolog, N. Rowe, Prentice Hall
Symbolic Computing with Lisp & Prolog, Mueller & Page, Wiley Publ.
Prequisites: A working knowledge of computer systems and several
programming languages is required. The material covered
in CS 312 and Math 305 as well as general computer science
maturity is assumed and used throughout the course.
Content: The basic principles of representation, heuristic search,
and control will be presented in the context of specific
AI areas such as problem solving, vision, natural language,
and expert systems. The Lisp programming language will be
used as the primary language for homework assignments.
Some exposure to logic programming via Prolog is planned.
Exams: There will be a midterm and final exam.
Homework: There will be 4-6 programming assignments which will
include written summaries. A class project will be required.
Grading: The course grade will be determined approximately as follows: