CS1351 Artificial Intelligence Syllabus

CS1351    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE                           3  0  0  100

Artificial Intelligence aims at developing computer applications, which encompasses perception, reasoning and learning and to provide an in-depth understanding of major techniques used to simulate intelligence.

•    To provide a strong foundation of fundamental concepts in Artificial Intelligence
•    To provide a basic exposition to the goals and methods of Artificial Intelligence
•    To enable the student to apply these techniques in applications which involve perception, reasoning and learning.

UNIT I        INTRODUCTION                                     8
Intelligent Agents – Agents and environments - Good behavior –
The nature of environments – structure of agents - Problem Solving - problem solving agents – example problems – searching for solutions – uniformed search strategies - avoiding repeated states – searching with partial information.

UNIT II        SEARCHING TECHNIQUES                                10
Informed search and exploration – Informed search strategies – heuristic function – local search algorithms and optimistic problems – local search in continuous spaces – online search agents and unknown environments - Constraint satisfaction problems (CSP) – Backtracking search and Local search for CSP – Structure of problems - Adversarial Search – Games – Optimal decisions in games – Alpha – Beta Pruning – imperfect real-time decision – games that include an element of chance.

UNIT III        KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION                                     10
First order logic – representation revisited – Syntax and semantics for first order logic – Using first order logic – Knowledge engineering in first order logic - Inference in First order logic – prepositional versus first order logic – unification and lifting – forward chaining – backward chaining - Resolution - Knowledge representation - Ontological Engineering - Categories and objects – Actions - Simulation and events - Mental events and mental objects

UNIT IV     LEARNING                                         9
Learning from observations - forms of learning - Inductive learning - Learning decision trees - Ensemble learning - Knowledge in learning – Logical formulation of learning – Explanation based learning – Learning using relevant information – Inductive logic programming - Statistical learning methods - Learning with complete data - Learning with hidden variable - EM algorithm - Instance based learning - Neural networks - Reinforcement learning – Passive reinforcement learning - Active reinforcement learning - Generalization in reinforcement learning.

UNIT V         APPLICATIONS                                     8
Communication – Communication as action – Formal grammar for a fragment of English – Syntactic analysis – Augmented grammars – Semantic interpretation – Ambiguity and disambiguation – Discourse understanding – Grammar induction - Probabilistic language processing - Probabilistic language models – Information retrieval – Information Extraction – Machine translation.

TOTAL : 45
1.    Stuart Russell, Peter Norvig, “Artificial Intelligence – A Modern Approach”, 2nd Edition, Pearson Education / Prentice Hall of India, 2004.

1.    Nils J. Nilsson, “Artificial Intelligence: A new Synthesis”, Harcourt Asia Pvt. Ltd., 2000.
2.    Elaine Rich and Kevin Knight, “Artificial Intelligence”, 2nd Edition, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2003.
3.    George F. Luger, “Artificial Intelligence-Structures And Strategies For Complex Problem Solving”, Pearson Education / PHI, 2002.

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