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SHANNON, Claude E. "Programming a computer for playing chess." In Philosophical Magazine, 7th series, 41, no. 314 (March 1950): 256-75.

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SHANNON, Claude E. "Programming a computer for playing chess." In Philosophical Magazine, 7th series, 41, no. 314 (March 1950): 256-75.

4o. Gray cloth.

THE FIRST TECHNICAL PAPER ON COMPUTER CHESS. In their paper on "Chess-playing programs and the problem of complexity," Newell, Shaw and Simon had this to say about Shannon's paper: "The relevant history [of chess-playing programs] begins with a paper by Claude Shannon in 1949. He did not present a particular chess program, but discussed many of the basic problems involved. The framework he introduced has guided most of the subsequent analysis of the problem..." (Newell and Simon 1963, 42-44). Minsky 1963, 513. Shannon 1993, no. 54. From Gutenberg to the Internet 11.3. OOC 882.

[With:] SHANNON. "A chess-playing machine." In Scientific American 182, no. 2 (February 1950): 48-51. 4o. Original printed wrappers; boxed. In this paper, written for a lay audience and published one month before the more technical paper above (probably because of the scheduling requirements of the different journals), Shannon gave a brief history of chess-playing machines, described the steps necessary for creating a chess-playing program, and ended by considering the question of whether chess-playing computers "think." OOC 884.
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