Re: Help with my assignment
- These kinds of "AI" techniques could be far more
accurately described as "advanced techniques in
computational knowlege managment" and are therefore, IMO, off
topic...<br><br>That isn't to say that there isn't a large libarary of
"Artificial Intelligence" texts on subjects relating to this.
For this reason I have chosen to describe my research
efforts as being in the field of "cybernetics".<br><br>om
<br><br>Okay that being said I mite as well go on to propose
some approaches to solving your particular programming
solution. <br><br>Problem: <br><br>"To create a system for
assisting in selecting PC hardware." <br><br>I can feel
that this article is going to be *LONG*...
=\<br><br>First lets take a look at how the system will function.
When one buys a PC the two most common criteria are 1.
the execution of a given application or class of
applications. 2. The price of the system. <br><br>Okay...
<br><br>Sample 1: <br><br>I want a machine to play quake.
<br><br>The machine will query its application database and
discover the charactoristics of the Quake 2 application.
<br><br>These are: <br>-Memory, minimum-optimum [20-100
mb]<br>-bandwidth intensive<br>-Win 98 =( ... I am runnig 3.11...
<br>/// the above will triger this same process
recursively.... <br>-Video card dependant...<br>-Fixed disk usage
[220mb..]<br><br>It will then query the hardware library and select
first the preferred hardware and then, following a
dependancy graph, extrapolate the remaining hardware.
<br><br>The output will be something like: <br><br>"D00d, you
be wantin a machine wid a Furrious xtreeeeem 128....
(the program will continue untill it has described a
complete machine and then terminate).<br><br>With a price
dependant query, it will simply adjust things based on
weighted values...<br>For a generic price based query it
will assume the CPU, Memory, and cpu-to-memory
bandwidth is the most critical aspect of the system and
then construct a minimal system after the optimal for
that is determined.<br><br>The databases will ofcourse
be a hardware list including dependancies, features,
and price. <br><br>For example <br><br>Device: Roland
Sound Canvas<br>Provides: advanced MIDI<br>Requires:
MPU-401<br>Compatable: DOS, Windows, General MIDI.....<br>Cost: $430
<br>(I have one of these =)<br><br>Applications would be
described in a seperate database as above... <br>Ideally
both of these would be linked to real-time price info
such as pricewatch.com, with links to accredited
hardware and software reviewers, and be integrated into
one tight application that is capable of "one click
shopping" but that is beyond what is required for accademic
purposes. =) <br><br>om... <br>Since this is off topic for
this group, e-mail me directly at
alangrimes@... to continue the discussion. =)
Have you succeeded
--- In email@example.com, Spider_Plant9 wrote:
> The rosetta stone is a archeoliguist's dream come
> true. The Stone was found in a place called rosetta
> from what I remember but it helped solve the
> hieroglyphics puzzle because on the stone was written the same
> text in three languages Greek, Egytian, and Latin. We
> knew both Greek and Latin. The egytian language though
> unknown was also the same texts as the known languages.
> So, using the other two languages we were able to
> piece together egyptian.<br><br>Now, you can guess what
> I'm going to do with the texts and languages I
> collect. I'm going to create a computerized version of the
> rosetta complete with the "thought" processes to use it
> directly and extrapolate more words and
> sentenses.<br><br>Spider_plant9<br>Archeology and the "Words of
God"<br>To Create Silicon
> Life<br>Anybody know of a set of standardized interpretations for
> the Qur'an.