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Courses. There are a number of courses in artificial intelligence and machine learning offered by the School; please see the SCIS website for more information.

Other AI research in the School:

Other AI-related projects and people on campus. See the UMaine AI Initiative website for more information.

AAAI. The major professional society for artificial intelligence is the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. AAAI’s Web site is a good source of information about the field, upcoming conferences, etc.

Conferences. There are many conferences on artificial intelligence. The two major conferences in the field, which are considered as prestigious as any AI journal except for Artificial Intelligence itself, are the AAAI, the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (called “triple-A I”), and IJCAI, the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (pronounced “ij-kai”). The major planning conference is ICAPS, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (“eye-caps”). The major conference in natural language processing is COLING, the International Conference on Computational Linguistics (“co-ling”). The major conference for intelligent agents and multiagent systems are [AAMAS][aamas], the International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (“amos”). The major conference for context-related research is CONTEXT, the International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context. Many, many specialized conferences exist.

AI textbook. The best textbook for artificial intelligence, in my opinion, is Russell & Norvig’s authoritative AI: A Modern Approach (AIAMA). Many other textbooks exist as well.

AI on the Web. There are many sites on the Web devoted to AI. Two of note are: AI on the Web, which is part of the AIAMA site; and the AI FAQ.

AUV Labs. Two AUV (autonomous underwater vehicle) laboratories that we have ties to are AUSI, the Autonomous Undersea Systems Institute (Lee, NH), and the Center for Autonomous Vehicle Research (CAVR) of the Naval Postgraduate School.

AI repositories and tools. There are many, many AI tools on the Web. Some places to look include:

Some particular tools that might be of interest are:

  • GBBopen: An open source blackboard system
  • Rule-based systems: including OPS5 and CLIPS, as well as the Lisp version of CLIPS, Lisa, and the Java version of CLIPS, Jess
  • FrameWork: a frame-based representation program, written and maintained at UMaine (contact us for more information)