Gillogly, J. J.


The technology chess program

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See also: Performance Analysis of the Technology Chess Program. Carnegie Mellon University interim report citation at DTIC OnlineArtificial Intelligence 3:145-163


The technology chess program

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A chess program has been developed which plays good chess (for a program) using a very simple structure. It is based on a brute force search of the move tree with no forward pruning, using material as the only terminal evaluation function, and using a limited positional analysis at the top level for a tiebreak between moves which are materially equal. Because of the transparent structure, this program is proposed as a technological benchmark for chess programs which will continue to improve as computer technology increases.