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Re: [gnugo-devel] joseki database

From: Gunnar Farneback
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] joseki database
Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 21:38:31 +0100
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Heikki wrote:
> * Not sure what sort of "tree-based" matching you are going to do, but if it
> based on following the game, watch out for situations where a player
> deviates from the joseki, and later the game reaches a well-known position.
> If white starts at 6-3, and black approaches 4-4, and white tenukis, we
> have a classical 4-4 joseki position... This may not happen all too often in
> the games of the Great Masters, but when humans play against a "mere
> computer", this is the kind of tricks they hope for the program to fall
> into. And we hope not to...

The current implementation is not sensitive to transpositions and can
include reading constraints to check e.g. ladders. It is very unlikely
that we would accept a new implementation missing either of these key


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