Case-based evaluation in computer chess

Yaakov Kerner

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    Current computer-chess programs achieve outstanding results in chess playing. However, there is a deficiency of evaluative comments on chess positions. In this paper, we propose a case-based model that supplies a comprehensive positional analysis for any given position. This analysis contains evaluative comments for the most significant basic features found in the position and a general evaluation for the entire position. The analysis of the entire position is presented by an appropriate Multiple explanation Pattern (MXP), while the analysis of each chosen feature is presented by a suitable explanation Pattern (XP). The proposed analysis can improve weak and intermediate players' play in general and their understanding, evaluating and planning abilities in particular. This model is part of an intelligent educational chess system which is under development. At present, our model deals only with a static evaluation of chess positions; addition of searching and playing modules remains for future work.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Case-Based Reasoning - 2nd European Workshop, EWCBR 1994, Selected Papers
    EditorsJean-Paul Haton, Michel Manago, Mark Keane
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)3540603646, 9783540603641
    StatePublished - 1995
    Event2nd European Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning, EWCBR 1994 - Chantilly, France
    Duration: 7 Nov 199410 Nov 1994

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Conference2nd European Workshop on Case-Based Reasoning, EWCBR 1994

    Bibliographical note

    Publisher Copyright:
    © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995.


    • Case-based reasoning
    • Computer chess
    • Explanation patterns


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