COMP9414 Artificial Intelligence
COMP9814 Extended Artificial Intelligence
Class Announcements from Previous Years
2011 Semester 1 Announcements
- 15 June 11: Bill's pre-exam consulting time on Wed 22 June changed from 10-12 to 10.30-12.30
- 2 June 11: Remember the Chomsky hierarchy from the Grammars
and Parsing section of NLP (page 9)? Noam Chomsky is in
the news today.
- Thanks to those who have done the CATEI survey for COMP9414/9814. For the rest,
this is a reminder to go to my UNSW and do the survey soon. Or even now!
|Pre-exam Consultation Times|
|Bill||Wed 22 June|10am10.30am- 12noon12.30pm
|Wayne||Wed 22 June|
|Bill chose his times (a) to be close to the exam, because
past experience shows that most students don't come at any other time; and (b)
to be available to everybody: 25 people have COMP exams in the afternoon
and 15 people have COMP exams in the morning, but
everybody seems to be available at one or the other of these timeslots.
- 26 May 11:
lectopia recording of the week 12 COMP9814 lecture is available. Go to the
Lectopia link above. It started late because no students showed up for
quite a while, so the best place to start listening to the lecture is
about 17 minutes and 45 seconds into the recording
- 19 May 11:
lectopia recording of the week 11 COMP9814 lecture is available. Go to the
Lectopia link above.
- 18 May 11:
recording of the week 11 COMP9414 lecture is available. Go to the
Lectopia link above.
- 12 May 11:
recording of the week 10 COMP9814 lecture is available. Go to the
Lectopia link above.
- 11 May 11:
recording of the week 10 COMP9414 lecture is available. Go to the
Lectopia link above. The actual lecture starts 7 minutes 4 seconds into the recording.
- 6 May 11:
recording of the week 9 COMP9414 lecture is available. Go to the
Lectopia link above. The actual lecture starts 7 minutes 20 seconds into the recording.
recording of the week 9 COMP9814 lecture is also available.
The actual lecture starts 7 minutes into the recording.
A previous lecturer had tied the lapel microphone cord into an astoundingly complex knot,
so if you want to listen to the recording of me untangling it, feel free to tune
in earlier in the recording. :-(
- 27 April 11: the lectopia
recording of the week 8 COMP9414 lectures is available. Go to the
Lectopia link above, and then click on the one with the topic: Intro to
Natural Language Processing, Grammars, Parsing.
- 14 April 11: COMP9814 lecture today is cancelled. The Monty Hall Problem will be
discussed next week (April 21).
- 8 April 11: Bill will not be available for consultation in his regular
1-2pm Wednesday slot on Wednesday 20 April. Bill will also be away from UNSW
from 9-19 April, so please send any urgent enquiries to Wayne Wobcke.
- 30 Mar 11: Solutions to exercises on search are available.
- 25 Mar 11: don't forget to check the Prolog assignment spec for
clarifications (see table near top of spec) and to check the Class Forum
for assignment-related discussion.
- 17 Mar 11:
Lectopia recording of week 3 COMP9814 Extended AI lecture
- 17 Mar 11: I have revised the lecture slides and exercise sheet to further clarify how uniform-cost search
handles repeated states (changes in the lecture slides are in blue and red).
- 10 Mar 11:
Lectopia recording of week 2 COMP9814 Extended AI lecture
- 9 Mar 11: First programming assignment (Prolog programming assignment)
is released today. Click on "Assignments" in the menu at left and then
follow the link.
- 9 Mar 11: First lab class today. Lab classes are optional,
- 2 Mar 11: AI in the news - link provided by Victor Bahamondes Benavente, who took COMP9414 in 2010.
- 18 June 09: Provisional final result and assignment mark
distributions are shown in the table
further down this page.
- 2 June 09:
- the audio of Bill's week 12 lecture (Revision/Sample Exam)
can now be found on
- There seems to have been a version difference between the material
presented in Bill's lecture and the version on the Lecture notes
part of the class home page. The class home page version is the more
up to date one. However, the notes associated with Lectopia reflect
what was actually presented in the lecture.
- 27 May 09:
- the audio of the week 11 lectures (Machine Learning) can now be found on
- The week 11 review quiz is now available via the yellow menu
on the class home page.
- You can now try all the exercises in the Machine Learning exercise set.
- 24 May 09: pre-exam consultation times for Bill are now available
- 20 May 09:
- the audio of the week 10 lectures can now be found on
- The week 10 review quiz is now available via the yellow menu
on the class home page.
- You can now try all the exercises in the "Semantics, Logical Form,
Interpretation" exercise set.
- 13 May 09:
- the audio of the week 9 lectures can now be found on
- The week 9 review quiz is now available via the yellow menu
on the class home page.
- The week 9 exercises are also available via the menu.
The relevant exercise set is called "Semantics, Logical Form,
Interpretation" and you can currently try questions 1 and
2. Questions 3 and 4 relate to the week 10 lectures.
- 6 May 09:
- the audio of the week 8 lectures can now be found on
- Review Quiz questions for week 8's lecture are now available, too. Click on Review Quizzes in
the yellow menu strip at left.
- Also, there are exercise sets (more in-depth exercises) for the Grammars and Parsing
lecture - click on Exercise Sets, then on "Grammars" and on "Parsing". The solution
links for these are below the links to the questions.
- Please remember that I emphasised in last night's lecture that
- you should spend some time going through the
extended chart parsing example.
- you can now do the parsing (but not the semantics) part of the
NLP assignment. I recommend starting this in the next week or so, in order
to reduce the assignment load at the end of semester. If you do as I suggest,
you will break the NLP assignment into two easier assignments. This will
probably save you time in the long run, as it will reduce the cognitive
complexity of the task, as you will not have to think about syntax and
semantics at the same time. Reducing cognitive complexity is a top learning
- 28 April 09: Solutions to Exercise Set 6 are now available.
- 20 April 09: Solutions to Exercise Set 5 are now available.
- 2 April 09: Solutions to Exercise Set Weeks 3,4 are now available.
- 31 March 09: The wording of one sentence in the specification of incorporate_goals in Assignment 2
has been made clearer, as mentioned in lectures. This is on page 3 of the specification.
New wording: a list to be computed which contains the new goals inserted into the
current list of intentions in decreasing order of value, using the distance from the agent to break ties.
The following sentence in the specification explains what this means more precisely.
- 18 March 09: the audio of the week 2 lectures can now be found on
Quiz questions for week 2's lecture are now available, too.
- 11 March 09: the audio of last night's lectures can be found
here on the Lectopia (iLecture) system.
You can also find some review questions about last night's
lectures by clicking on "Review Quizzes" in the menu at left.
Review Quizzes are completely voluntary.
- Week 1 (9-13 March 09): What you need to do in Week 1:
- Make sure you have done the things specified at the next
numbered point, for week 0.
- Come to the lecture from 6-9pm on Tuesday in Lecture Room
CLB 1. CLB stands for Central Lecture Block.
- There are no lab classes, and no extra COMP9814 lecture, in
- Week 0 (2-6 March 09): What you need to do in Week 0:
- Read the Course Introduction
- Consider attending Lab 0 in the Leaf and Spoons lab
at 4-5pm on Thursday. See your Uni or School of CSE email
for alternative times (but this time is specialised for
postgrad students). If you've never used Unix/Linux before,
definitely attend lab 0.
- While at lab 0, figure out how to print stuff, and print off
the lecture notes for week 1 - click "Lecture Notes" at left
to find them.
- 26 February 2009: these pages are now fully updated for 2009 session 1
- 8 December 2008: these pages are not yet fully updated for
for 2009 session 1, but they will give a pretty good indication of the
nature of the 09s1 version of COMP9414/9814, which will be taught by the
same team as in 08s1.
Grade Distributions 2009s1
Now updated to include supp exam results.
Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.
|Grade Band||prolog||agents|| nlp ||Final Result|
Compare the 2008s1 assignment mark distributions (below)
with the 2008s1 Final Result distributions if you are considering
not working too hard on revising for the exams because you have
decent assignment marks. The assignments are intended primarily
as formative assessment, and marks are high, on average.
Announcements from 2008s1
Grade Distributions 2008s1
After supplementary exam.
Provisional results exclude students who did not sit for the final exam.
|Grade Band||prolog||agents||nlp||Final Result|
Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding. Percentages are calculated relative
to number of students actually submitting the assignment (or completing the
course, in the case of the Final Result - students failed for plagiarism are
also excluded from the Final Result statistics).
This page is maintained by
Bill Wilson and Wayne Wobcke.