Some Problems of Basic Organization in Problem-Solving Programs

by Allen Newell

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Part of a continuing study dealing with artificial intelligence and with how humans process information. The study will eventually lead to computer programming techniques that will permit the construction of more sophisticated problem-solving programs than the game-playing and theorem-solving type of program common today. This Memorandum discusses several of the organizational issues involved in constructing a problem-solving program and in applying it to actual problems in an effort to detect the sources of information contained in the program.

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