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Subject/Keyword
the game of Amazons
artificial intelligence
computer games
solve
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Song, Jiaxing
Supervisor and department
Martin Müller (Computing Science)
Examining committee member and department
Martin Müller (Computing Science)
Michael Carbonaro (Educational Psychology)
Michael Buro (Computing Science)
Department
Department of Computing Science
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-12-19T14:35:17Z
Graduation date
2013-06
Degree
Master of Science
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
The game of Amazons is a young board game with simple rules, nice mathematical properties yet a high complexity between chess and Go. The state of the art Amazons solver was presented by Martin Müller in 2001 with which he solved the Amazons 5 × 5 starting position as a first player win. This thesis presents our work on building Amazons endgame databases, improving the bounds heuristics and using ideas from combinatorial game theory to enhance the solver. With the improvements, we solve the 5 × 6 Amazons starting position as a first player win.
Language
English
DOI
doi:10.7939/R3NX1F
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Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.
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