CSE 327 AI Theory and Practice, Spring 2015

Professor Jeff Heflin

TTh 1:10-2:25pm, Maginnes 102

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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, and assignments, see the class syllabus.

Office Hours

Mon. 1:30-3pm, Thr. 10-11:30am and by appointment in Packard Lab 330

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. 1-2.3 (pp. 1-46)1/22
Read Sect. 2.4-2.5 (pp. 46-59)1/27
Read Sect. 3.1-3.4 (pp. 64-91)1/29
Read Sect. 3.5-3.7 (pp. 92-109)2/3
Read Sect. 5.1-5.2 (pp. 161-167)2/5
Read Sect. 5.4, 5.7-5.9 (pp. 171-176,180-186)2/10
Read Sect. 7.1-7.4 (pp. 234-249)2/12
Read Sect. 7.5.3-7.5.4, 7.7-7.8 (pp. 256-259, 265-275)2/17
Read Sect. 8.1-8.2 (pp. 285-300)2/19
Read Sect. 8.3-8.5 (pp. 300-313)2/24
Read An Introduction to Prolog Programming by Ulle Endriss, Chapter 1 (pp. 1-12) and Sect. 6.1 (pp. 49-51)
Read Sect. 9.1-9.2 (pp. 322-329)
Read Sect. 9.4 (pp. 337-345)3/3
Read Sect. 12.1-12.2, 12.5, 12.7-12.8 (pp. 437-445, 453-458, 462-468)3/17
Read Sect. 10.1 (pp. 366-372)3/19
Read Sect. 10.2.1-10.2.3 (pp. 373-379)3/24
Read Sect. 10.3 (pp. 379-387)3/26
Read Sect. 13.1-13.2 (pp. 480-490)3/31
Read Sect. 13.3-13.7 (pp. 490-503)4/2
Read Sect. 14.1-14.2 (pp. 510-518)4/7
Read Sect. 14.4 (pp. 522-530)4/9
Read Sect. 15.1-15.3, 16.1-16.3 (pp. 566-583,610-621)4/14
Read Sect. 18.1-18.3 (pp. 693-707)4/16
Read Sect. 18.4 (pp. 708-713)4/21
Read Sect. 18.6-18.7 (pp. 717-737)4/23
Read Sect. 18.8-18.9 (pp. 737-748)4/28
Read Sect. 19.1, Ch. 27 (pp. 768-776, 1044-1052)4/30

Additional Class Materials

Contains information on course content, grading, assignments, and office hours
Supplemental Slides
This directory contains the slides that I use in class. Note, these slides only cover part of the lecture, and should not be used as a substitute for it.
Search Strategy Code
A ZIP file containing Java classes that implement three different best-first search strategies. The code is designed to be extended with definitions of specific search problems, so that it can then be used to solve those problems. This code should be used when performing the Extra Credit exercise of HW #2. This code is intended only for use in conjunction with CSE 327 at Lehigh, and is not authorized for any other purpose.
An Introduction to Prolog Programming by Ulle Endriss
Gives a light weight introduction to Prolog syntax, queries, and style.
SWI-Prolog is free software. If you are using a personal machine, you can download SWI-Prolog from the web page listed below. If you are in a Lehigh computer lab, you should install it via the Lehigh Software page. A link to the online reference manual is also provided.
Midterm Study Guide
This document briefly discusses the format of the test, and provides a partial list of topics you need to know for the test. It also explicitly lists topics You do not need to know.
Sample Prolog programs
These are the examples that were shown in class
Final Study Guide
This document briefly discusses the format of the final, and provides a partial list of topics you need to know for the test. It also explicitly lists topics you do not need to know.