How machines think: a general introduction to artificial intelligence ; illustrated in prolog
Introduces the newcomer -- business manager, student or interested lay person -- to the field of AI and Expert Systems. Illustrations are provided in PROLOG -- an AI programming language of rapidly increasing interest and application for professional workers in AI, and for PC and home computer users. Requires no previous computer experience. Introduces key AI concepts with easily understood examples which, unlike many texts, do not presuppose a mathematical or scientific background on the part of the reader.
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