The Stanford Heuristic Programming Project: Goals and Activities

Bruce G. Buchanan, Edward A. Feigenbaum


The Heuristic Programming Project of the Stanford University Computer Science Department is a laboratory of about fifty people whose main goals are to model the nature of scientific reasoning processes in various types of scientific problems and various areas of science and medicine; and to construct expert systems — programs that achieve high levels of performance on tasks that normally require significant human expertise for their solution.

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