- Paperback: 946 pages
- Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (4 December 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1558601910
- ISBN-13: 978-1558601918
- Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 4.9 x 23.5 cm
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Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming: Case Studies in Common Lisp Paperback – 4 Dec 1991
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This is an overview of classical artificial intelligence (AI) programming via actual implementation of landmark systems (case studies). For the student interested in AI, Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming is an invaluable history lesson. Even the programmer who is relatively uninterested in AI will find value in the book's basic introduction to Lisp and case studies written in Lisp. But perhaps the book's best feature is its information on efficiency considerations in Lisp. Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming is worth purchasing for these discussions alone, which provide a wealth of useful guidelines for optimizing your code.
Paradigms of AI Programming teaches advanced Common Lisp techniques in the context of building major AI systems. By reconstructing authentic, complex AI programs using state-of-the-art Common Lisp, the book teaches students and professionals how to build and debug robust practical programs, while demonstrating superior programming style and important AI concepts. The author strongly emphasizes the practical, performance issues of writing real working programs of significant size, including chapters on troubleshooting and efficiency. A discussion of the fundamentals of object-oriented programming and a description of the main CLOS functions are included. This volume is an excellent text for a course on AI programming, a useful supplement for general AI courses and an indispensable reference for the professional programmer. -- Book DescriptionSee all Product description
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I'm an undergrad. I bought this to learn Lisp, and it's absolutely blown my mind with how good it is. I've learned more from this book than I ever will from my college classes. I'd say this has been a really good introduction to Lisp, and a really good introduction to AI. It's easily becoming my favorite programming book. It's covered more material than 3/4 of my programming classes combined.
The kindle version is bad though. The syntax is all wonky, which is critical when you need to differentiate `s from 's and ,s from .s. There are tons of misspellings in the kindle version. The code formatting is very difficult to read. Thankfully I've been able to get the code from the Peter Norvig's web page. If you can, get the paper edition. This is the second Common Lisp book I've read, so I've had enough experience that I can debug all of these problems myself.
For CL part - the best CL introduction and real world usage book in my opinion. Yes, I've read PCL, yet still this book digs a lot deeper when it comes to optimization patterns for Common Lisp. Motivation for almost every design choice is clear (overcoming Prolog's drawbacks is one of my favorite parts).
Also this book offers a variety of exercises and some of those are quite a time-killers.
As for cons - some of the exercises are formulated a bit freely. And again, book is 20 years old, so some content is a bit outdated, especially techno-related.
Nevertheless, the kindle version has a lot of problems. The code blocks are images, so I can't resize the fonts, show them in the projector during the class doesn't work. There are a lot of small typos in the text. Some cross-references like "in page X" must be rewrite to links that better fit the electronic format. I am very frustrated with the current electronic version and I hope that Amazon improve it soon. It would be great to have some feedback from Amazon about my suggestions of improvement.