Looking for a book

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Champion (428)

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19-06-2019, 16:34

Hello, maybe some of you guys here can help me out.

I'm looking for a book published somewhere in the 80's. It was a book about artificial intelligence and contained basic programs that demonstrated tic-tac-toe playing, self learning expert systems, and more such things.
The cover had a drawn image with robot version of the Le Penseur/The Thinker of Rodin.
It might have been published by kluwer?

Anybody here that remembers that book? And knows if there is an online version available?

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Paladin (845)

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20-06-2019, 01:24

Hi Turbor! If it's the book I am thinking of, I think you might be mixing the cover with another book.

I think you are thinking of this cover: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=2000713

But the book you are looking for might be this one: https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.php?cat=96&id=2000129

Are these the books you are thinking of?

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Champion (428)

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21-06-2019, 16:55

Hi thanks for the tip santiontanon.
Unfortunately that isn't the cover. But it might be a dutch translation of that book, since I found an old review of that book and the contents sound a lot like the book I remember from my youth.

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Champion (428)

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21-06-2019, 23:16

Good news,
After following some of the links above and getting lost in long list of old computer books I stumbled upon the info I was looking for. Big smile The book was a Dutch translation of "Experiments in Artifical Intelligence for small computers"
I even found an online version of the English original at archive.org

The dutch cover is a lot better then the original :)

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Paladin (845)

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21-06-2019, 23:19

Oh nice!!!!!!!! That is indeed a very nice cover! Downloading the book, and I'll check it out later, since I'm now also very curious Smile