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CS 470/670 Artificial Intelligence
Tentative Course Schedule 
Fall 2009

Dr. Wei Ding

The course schedule is tentative. Actual contents to be covered depend on progress.
Lecture notes can be downloaded through your UMass Online Blackboard Learning System (BLS) account.

Section 01: Monday 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM, Wednesday 04:00 PM - 05:15 PM Class Number:  7261 for CS 470, 7262 for CS 670
McCormick 2nd floor M2-213 (a better classroom) McCormack M02-0415
Weeks Meetings Topic Readings & Handouts Examples & Web Resources
1.  Sept. 8, no class, Labor Day (Holiday)
 Sept. 9  Course Administration    
2.  Sept. 14  Introduction to Weka Slides: Introduction to Weka  
 Sept. 16  Introduction to AI  Ch 1
Slide: Introduction to AI
 
3.  Sept. 21  Solving Problem by Searching  Ch 3.1 ~ Ch 3.3
Slides: Solving Problem by Searching
 
 Sept. 23  Uninformed Search Strategies  Ch 3.4 ~ Ch 3.5
Slides: Uninformed Search Strategies
 
4.  Sept. 28  Uninformed Search Strategies (continued)    
 Sept. 30  Uninformed Search Strategies (continued)
Informed Search and Exploration
Ch 4
Slides: Informed Search and Exploration Part I
 
5.  Oct. 5  Informed Search and Exploration (continued)    
 Oct. 7  Informed Search and Exploration (continued)
Pre-Exam Review
   
6.  Oct. 12, no class, Columbus Day (Holiday)
 Oct. 14  Examination   The Official US Time
7.  Oct. 19 Informed Search and Exploration (continued) Slides: Informed Search and Exploration Part II  
 Oct. 21 Informed Search and Exploration (continued) Slides: Informed Search and Exploration Part III  
8.  Oct. 26 Adversarial Search   Ch 6
Slides: Adversarial Search
In-Class Exercises
 Oct. 28 (extended session 2:50 - 5:15 PM)   Examination Review
Adversarial Search (continued)
Probabilistic Reasoning & Statistical Learning Models
   
9.  Nov. 2 Probabilistic Reasoning & Statistical Learning Models  (continued)  

Ch 13 ~ Ch 14, Ch 20.2
Slides: Uncertainty

 
 Nov. 4 Probabilistic Reasoning & Statistical Learning Models  (continued)  

 

 
10.  Nov. 9  No class (make-up class on Oct 28)    
 Nov. 11, no class, Veterans Day (Holiday)
11.  Nov. 16  The Semantic Web and Description Logics Guest Lecture: Dr. Xindong Wu  
 Nov. 18  Probabilistic Reasoning & Statistical Learning Models  (continued)    
12.  Nov. 23  Classification: Basic Concepts    
 Nov. 25  Classification: Basic Concepts (continued)    
13.  Nov. 30  Classification: Basic Concepts (continued)    
 Dec. 2  Classification: Nearest-Neighbor Classifiers    
14.  Dec. 7  Classification: Decision Trees    
 Dec. 9  Classification: Ensemble Methods    
15.  Dec. 14  Classification: Ensemble Methods (continued)    
 Dec. 16  Class Wrap-up    

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