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Chess Endgames and Neural Networks

Haworth, G. M. ORCID: and Velliste, M. (1998) Chess Endgames and Neural Networks. ICGA Journal, 21 (4). pp. 211-227. ISSN 1389-6911

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The existence of endgame databases challenges us to extract higher-grade information and knowledge from their basic data content. Chess players, for example, would like simple and usable endgame theories if such holy grail exists: endgame experts would like to provide such insights and be inspired by computers to do so. Here, we investigate the use of artificial neural networks (NNs) to mine these databases and we report on a first use of NNs on KPK. The results encourage us to suggest further work on chess applications of neural networks and other data-mining techniques.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:4569
Uncontrolled Keywords:chess, endgame, KPK, modelling, neural network
Publisher:The International Computer Games Association


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