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From: "Richard Ellis" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 9:04 PM
Subject: AI Development Tools - what do you use?
> I thought I would try and provoke a little discussion on this group
> try to get the answer to a question. (Or seven.)
> What tools do you use in developing AI applications?
MS Visual C++ 6.0.
> Which are the best? What are the strengths and weaknesses? Do you find
> your favourite tool guiding what you develop rather than the other way
I chose C originally in the hope that it would not introduce a theory-laden
bias into the development of AI concepts. I'm not sure that this is entirely
> Or do you sense a move away from specific AI tools towards the use of
> general application developments environments? And if so, why do you
> this is?
I have found that tools like Lisp, Prolog and Poplog impose too many
constraints. With appropriate classes (ready-made or home-grown) it is
possible to program at a 'high' level but, at the same time, it is possible
to work closer to the machine if that is necessary.
Dr J G Wolff, www.CognitionResearch.org.uk. Telephone: +44 (0)1248 712962.
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