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The desire to have computers perform intellectually challenging tasks has existed ever since the invention of the general-purpose computer that could be programmed to execute an arbitrary set of manipulations on numbers and symbols. Solving an intellectually challenging task can be characterized as a process of deriving conclusions (new pieces of knowledge) by manipulating a (large) body of knowledge, typically including definitions of entities (objects, concepts, events, phenomena, etc.), relations among them, and observations of states (values) of some of the entities.

Keywords

Utility Function Expert System Bayesian Network Problem Domain Conditional Probability Distribution 
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