Consultation Algorithm for Computer Shogi: Move Decisions by Majority
A new algorithm that runs on a computer with interconnected processors has been designed for Shogi. The algorithm adopts consultation between many individual players. A method that can create multiple players from one program is presented. Applying a simple rule to select a decision on a single move, the consultation algorithm improves the performance of computer Shogi engines. It is also demonstrated that a council system consisting of three well-known Shogi programs: YSS, GPS, and Bonanza plays better games than any of the three programs individually.
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