CSE 327 AI Theory and Practice, Spring 2003

Professor Jeff Heflin

MWF 1:10-2:00pm, Packard Lab 416

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Course Description

This course will provide a general introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI). We will discuss what AI is, survey some of the major results in the field, and look at a few promising directions. In particular, we will seek answers to questions such as:

Our examination of these problems will focus on various data structures and algorithms that have been proposed as solutions.

For details about course content, grading, assignments, and office hours, see the class syllabus.

Homework Assignments

Each of the homeworks will be made available here after they are handed out in class. The online versions of the homework are in PDF format.


Your readings will be listed below as they are assigned. Unless otherwise specified, all readings are from our textbook, Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach.
Read Ch. 1 (pp. 1-29)1/15
Read Ch. 2 (pp. 32-54)1/17
Read Sect. 3.1-3.5 (pp. 59-83)1/20
Read Sect. 4.1-4.2 (pp. 94-110)1/22
Read Sect. 4.3-4.6 (pp. 110-129)1/24
Read Sect. 6.1-6.3 (pp. 161-171)1/27
Read Sect. 6.3 (pp. 167-171)1/29
Read Sect. 6.4-6.8 (pp. 171-186)1/31
Read Sect. 7.1-7.4 (pp. 194-211)2/3
Read Sect. 8.1-8.2 (pp. 240-253)2/5
Read Sect. 8.3-8.5 (pp. 253-266)2/7
Read Sect. 9.1-9.4 (pp. 272-295)2/14
Read An Introduction to Prolog Programming, Chapter 12/17
Read Sect. 10.1-10.2 (pp. 320-328), 10.5-10.6 (pp. 344-354)2/21
Read Ch. 13 (pp. 462-486)2/24
Read Sect. 14.1-14.4 (pp. 492-510)2/26
Read Sect. 14.6-14.8 (pp. 519-528)2/28
Read Sect. 16.1-16.5 (pp. 584-600)3/7
Read Sect. 11.1-11.2 (pp. 375-387)3/17
Read Sect. 11.3, 11.6-11.7 (pp. 387-395,407-409)3/21
Read Sect. 12.3-12.4 (pp. 430-440)3/26
Read Sect. 12.5-12.6 (pp. 441-449)3/28
Read Sect. 18.1-18.3 (pp. 649-664)3/31
Read Sect. 19.1 (pp. 678-686)4/2
Read Sect. 19.2-19.3 (pp. 686-694)4/4
Read Sect. 20.5 (pp. 736-743 only)4/9
Read Sect. 20.5 (pp. 744-748)4/11
Read Sect. 22.1-22.2 (pp. 790-798)4/14
Read Sect. 22.3-22.4 (pp. 798-810)4/16
Read Sect. 22.5-22.6 (pp. 810-821)4/18
Skim Sect. 24.1-24.5 (pp. 863-892)4/23

Additional Class Materials

Contains information on course content, grading, assignments, and office hours
An Introduction to Prolog Programming by Ulle Endriss
Gives a light weight introduction to Prolog syntax, queries, and style.
SWI-Prolog Reference Manual
The online reference manual for the Prolog system used in Homework #2. You shouldn't need to read this, but it might be useful if you have a specific question or problem.