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Self-play: statistical significance

Haworth, G. M. (2002) Self-play: statistical significance. In: Computer Olympiad Workshop 7, July 5th to 11th, Maastricht, Netherlands.

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Heinz recently completed a comprehensive experiment in self-play using the FRITZ chess engine to establish the ‘decreasing returns’ hypothesis with specific levels of statistical confidence. This note revisits the results and recalculates the confidence levels of this and other hypotheses. These appear to be better than Heinz’ initial analysis suggests.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5952
Uncontrolled Keywords:decreasing returns, Heinz, self-play, significance
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