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A Guided Tour of Artificial Intelligence Research

Volume III: Interfaces and Applications of Artificial Intelligence

  • Pierre Marquis
  • Odile Papini
  • Henri Prade

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Olivier Bournez, Gilles Dowek, Rémi Gilleron, Serge Grigorieff, Jean-Yves Marion, Simon Perdrix et al.
    Pages 1-50
  3. Olivier Bournez, Gilles Dowek, Rémi Gilleron, Serge Grigorieff, Jean-Yves Marion, Simon Perdrix et al.
    Pages 51-89
  4. Nicole Bidoit, Patrick Bosc, Laurence Cholvy, Olivier Pivert, Marie-Christine Rousset
    Pages 91-116
  5. Nicholas Asher, Pierre Zweigenbaum
    Pages 117-145
  6. Mohand Boughanem, Imen Akermi, Gabriella Pasi, Karam Abdulahhad
    Pages 147-180
  7. Jérôme Euzenat, Marie-Christine Rousset
    Pages 181-207
  8. Jacques Nicolas
    Pages 209-264
  9. François Fages
    Pages 265-302
  10. Frédéric Alexandre, Peter F. Dominey, Philippe Gaussier, Benoît Girard, Mehdi Khamassi, Nicolas P. Rougier
    Pages 303-335
  11. Isabelle Bloch, Régis Clouard, Marinette Revenu, Olivier Sigaud
    Pages 337-364
  12. Christophe Kolski, Guy André Boy, Guy Melançon, Magalie Ochs, Jean Vanderdonckt
    Pages 365-388
  13. Malik Ghallab, Félix Ingrand
    Pages 389-436
  14. Tim Van de Cruys
    Pages 487-501
  15. Patrick Saint-Dizier
    Pages 503-529
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 531-575

About this book


The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of AI research, ranging from basic work to interfaces and applications, with as much emphasis on results as on current issues. It is aimed at an audience of master students and Ph.D. students, and can be of interest as well for researchers and engineers who want to know more about AI. The book is split into three volumes:

- the first volume brings together twenty-three chapters dealing with the foundations of knowledge representation and the formalization of reasoning and learning (Volume 1. Knowledge representation, reasoning and learning)

- the second volume offers a view of AI, in fourteen chapters, from the side of the algorithms (Volume 2. AI Algorithms)

- the third volume, composed of sixteen chapters, describes the main interfaces and applications of AI (Volume 3. Interfaces and applications of AI).

This third volume is dedicated to the interfaces of AI with various fields, with which strong links exist either at the methodological or at the applicative levels. The foreword of this volume reminds us that AI was born for a large part from cybernetics. Chapters are devoted to disciplines that are historically sisters of AI: natural language processing, pattern recognition and computer vision, and robotics. Also close and complementary to AI due to their direct links with information are databases, the semantic web, information retrieval and human-computer interaction. All these disciplines are privileged places for applications of AI methods. This is also the case for bioinformatics, biological modeling and computational neurosciences. The developments of AI have also led to a dialogue with theoretical computer science in particular regarding computability and complexity. Besides, AI research and findings have renewed philosophical and epistemological questions, while their cognitive validity raises questions to psychology. The volume also discusses some of the interactions between science and artistic creation in literature and in music. Lastly, an epilogue concludes the three volumes of this Guided Tour of AI Research by providing an overview of what has been achieved by AI, emphasizing AI as a science, and not just as an innovative technology, and trying to dispel some misunderstandings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Marquis
    • 1
  • Odile Papini
    • 2
  • Henri Prade
    • 3
  1. 1.CRIL-CNRS, Université d'Artois and Institut Universitaire de FranceLensFrance
  2. 2.Aix Marseille Université, Université de Toulon, CNRS, LISMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.IRITCNRS and Université Paul SabatierToulouseFrance

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