UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH Department of Computing & Information Science COURSE OUTLINE

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UNIVER
SITY OF GUELPH

Department of

Computing & Information Science

COURSE OUTLINE


Course Code:

CIS*
602
0

Course Title:

Artificial Intelligence

Date of Offering:

Fall

200
8

Instructor:

Dr.
Y
ang Xiang

Office hours:
Mon, Wed, 3:30
-
4:20 Pm

Office:

Extension:

Reynolds
318

52824


Email:

y
xiang
@
cis.
uoguelph.ca

Calendar Description:

An examination of Artificial Intelligence principles
and techniques such as: logic and rule based
systems; forward and backward chaining; frames,
scripts, semantic nets and the objec
t
-
oriented
approach; the evaluation of intelligent systems
and knowledge acquisition. A sizeable project is
required and applications in other areas are
encouraged.

Prerequisite:

This course is intended for entry
graduate students who may or may not have
prior
undergrad AI background.
For students without
prior AI background, supplementary readings are
required

and will be assigned

early in the course
.




Topics:



Agents and environment, properties of
environment, search, knowledge
-
based agents,
enviro
nment


representation


inference, logic
inference, and inductive learning.



Constraint satisfaction: constraint satisfaction
problems, backtracking, iterative improvement,
and constraint propagation.



Probabilistic i
nference
: l
imitation of logic
,
n
otation

and axioms of Bayesian probability
,
i
nference with JPD
,
Bayesian networks (BNs)
,
i
nference in BNs by variable elimination
, and
b
uilding model
s

as BNs
.



Machine learning: ensemble learning,
computational learning theory, learning
Bayesian networks, support
vector machines,
and reinforcement learning.

Tentative Schedule
:



Lecture
Tue
,

2
:
0
0
-
4
:
5
0

P
m
,
Reyn

312



Main

Text:

S.

Russell and P.

Norvig,

Artificial
Intelligence: A Modern Approach
,
(
2nd Ed.
)
,

Prentice Hall, 2003.


Method of Evaluation:

Course W
ork

Date

Weight

Assignment

1
:

Assignment

2
:

Assignment

3
:

P
roject:

Weeks 4 to 6

Weeks 8 to 10

Weeks 11 to 12

Weeks 8 to 12

10%

10%

10%

20%

Final Exam

TBA

5
0%

Grading Policies

The student must attempt all course work and in at least
7
0% of these
elem
ents must achieve a passing grade.

Website:

http://www.cis.uoguelph.c
a/~
yxiang/
602
0
/
602
0
f
0
8
.html


ACADEMIC
INTEGRITY

The Univ.

of Guelph is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and honesty.
Students are expected to be familiar wit
h these standards, and must abide by the applicable
policies (see Section VIII of the Undergraduate Calendar on "Academic Misconduct").


For educational purposes, instructors impose conditions on assignments that may limit students'
permission to collabora
te with others or to utilize external sources (including, but not limited to,
software, data, images, text, etc.). Any permitted utilization must be done with proper
references. Instructors may use automated tools to detect possible cases of plagiarism.

Work
that shows significant unnatural similarity, or that appears to be copied from unacknowledged
sources, will be investigated as potential academic misconduct. "Aiding and abetting" is also a
punishable offence, and students must be careful not to hel
p others commit offences by giving
out their files or allowing others to access their computer accounts.
Consider yourself warned.


Learning from each other among students is encouraged through discussion on concepts
and algorithmic ideas. However, codi
ng of programming assignments and phrasing of
answers to short assignment questions must be completed independently by each student,
unless the assignments involved are
specified to be completed by

team work.

ACCEPTABLE USE

POLICY
FOR COMPUTING FACILITIES

Ple
ase read the complete Univ. of

Guelph policy
at

http://www.uoguelph.ca/web/aupg.shtml.

CHANGES IN DATES ON COURSE OUTLINES

See: Undergraduate Calendar:
VIII. Undergraduate Degree Regulations and Procedures

Grading Procedures (Resolution 5)

E
-
MAIL POLICY

Students should include their name and course number in every email,
e.g.

Joe Smith: CIS*xxxx,
since instructors are often involved in teaching more than one course per term. To comply with
university privacy policy, all emails
should

be sent from your
uoguelph

account (not from
hotmail.com, gmail.com, or any other non
-
UoG host). All students are responsible for reading
their
uoguelph

email and therefore should maintain their accounts,
i.e.

disk quotes should be
monitored so that email is not rejected d
ue to lack of space.

ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION

Assignments are expected to be handed in by specified due dates. Late assignments will be
subject to 15% of the total mark per day up to 3
calendar

days (not weekdays). For instance, the
latest date to hand in
an assignment due on a Friday is the following Monday, with the highest
possible mark of 55%. The submission procedure is detailed in the course website.


The first page of each assignment is required to clearly indicate your name, student id, course
num
ber and assignment number.

Keep a copy of all your submitted assignments in case they get
misplaced. Ke
ep your returned assignments/
midterm. In the rare case your grades get recorded
incorrectly, use the returned copy to get the problem resolved.