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Artificial intelligence in perspective


This major collection of short essays reviews the scope and progress of research in artificial intelligence over the past two decades. Seminal and most-cited papers from the journal Artificial Intelligence are revisited by the authors who describe how their research has been developed, both by themselves and by otheres, since the journal's first publication. The twenty-eight papers span a wide variety of domains, including truth maintenance systems and qualitative process theory, chemical structure analysis, diagnosis of faulty circuits, and understanding visual scenes; they also span a wide range of methodologies, from AI's mathematical foundations to systems architecture. The volume is dedicated to Allen Newell and concludes with a section of fourteen essays devoted to a retrospective on the strength and vision of his work.


Bobrow, Daniel G. , editor. Artificial intelligence in perspective. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press; 1994.