Explicit Knowledge Programming for Computer Games

Andreas Witzel, Jonathan A. Zvesper, Ethan Kennerly

The main aim of this paper is to raise awareness of higher-order knowledge (knowledge about someone else's knowledge) as an issue for computer game AI. We argue that a number of existing game genres, especially those involving social interaction, are natural fields of application for an approach we call explicit knowledge programming. We motivate the use of this approach, and describe a simple implementation based upon it. A survey of recent literature and computer games illustrates its novelty.

URL: http://www.andreaswitzel.de/studies/?highlight=2008-10_AIIDE

Subjects: 6.1 Life-Like Characters; 3. Automated Reasoning

Submitted: Aug 11, 2008


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