Seeing the Big Picture: Influence of Global Factors on Local Decisions

Terence Bossomaier, Michael Harre, Vaenthan Thiruvarudchelvan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

This paper extends recent work studying the developmentof human expertise in the game of Go. Although itappears like a simple game on the surface, Go is actually themost difficult of all established games for artificial intelligence,with no computer program yet reaching the top internationallevel on a full 19×19 board. On smaller boards with sizes like9×9, computers are competitive, implying that the understandingof complex global interactions is the key to human superiority.The temporal analysis of game positions yields some interestinginsights in into local/global analysis. By mining thousands ofpositions from online games, we show that at some player levels,the sequence of plays leading up to a local position is a strongerdeterminant of the next move than the position alone. Thissuggests that the sequence of plays is an indicator of globalstrategic factors and thus provides a context for the next movein addition to the local position. Using perceptual templatesintroduced in other work, we demonstrate that this global contextappears at the very earliest stages of cognition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-130
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal on Advances in Software
Volume5
Issue number1/2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Fingerprint

temporal analysis
artificial intelligence
cognition
software
decision
indicator
analysis

Cite this

Bossomaier, Terence ; Harre, Michael ; Thiruvarudchelvan, Vaenthan. / Seeing the Big Picture : Influence of Global Factors on Local Decisions. In: International Journal on Advances in Software. 2012 ; Vol. 5, No. 1/2. pp. 121-130.
@article{9a4209ed4113441e9551c928ecffd34e,
title = "Seeing the Big Picture: Influence of Global Factors on Local Decisions",
abstract = "This paper extends recent work studying the developmentof human expertise in the game of Go. Although itappears like a simple game on the surface, Go is actually themost difficult of all established games for artificial intelligence,with no computer program yet reaching the top internationallevel on a full 19{\~A}—19 board. On smaller boards with sizes like9{\~A}—9, computers are competitive, implying that the understandingof complex global interactions is the key to human superiority.The temporal analysis of game positions yields some interestinginsights in into local/global analysis. By mining thousands ofpositions from online games, we show that at some player levels,the sequence of plays leading up to a local position is a strongerdeterminant of the next move than the position alone. Thissuggests that the sequence of plays is an indicator of globalstrategic factors and thus provides a context for the next movein addition to the local position. Using perceptual templatesintroduced in other work, we demonstrate that this global contextappears at the very earliest stages of cognition.",
keywords = "Open access version available, Decision making, Entropy, Game of go, Online data mining",
author = "Terence Bossomaier and Michael Harre and Vaenthan Thiruvarudchelvan",
note = "Imported on 12 Apr 2017 - DigiTool details were: Journal title (773t) = International Journal on Advances in Software. ISSNs: 1942-2628;",
year = "2012",
language = "English",
volume = "5",
pages = "121--130",
journal = "International Journal on Advances in Software",
issn = "1942-2628",
number = "1/2",

}

Seeing the Big Picture : Influence of Global Factors on Local Decisions. / Bossomaier, Terence; Harre, Michael; Thiruvarudchelvan, Vaenthan.

In: International Journal on Advances in Software, Vol. 5, No. 1/2, 2012, p. 121-130.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Seeing the Big Picture

T2 - Influence of Global Factors on Local Decisions

AU - Bossomaier, Terence

AU - Harre, Michael

AU - Thiruvarudchelvan, Vaenthan

N1 - Imported on 12 Apr 2017 - DigiTool details were: Journal title (773t) = International Journal on Advances in Software. ISSNs: 1942-2628;

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - This paper extends recent work studying the developmentof human expertise in the game of Go. Although itappears like a simple game on the surface, Go is actually themost difficult of all established games for artificial intelligence,with no computer program yet reaching the top internationallevel on a full 19×19 board. On smaller boards with sizes like9×9, computers are competitive, implying that the understandingof complex global interactions is the key to human superiority.The temporal analysis of game positions yields some interestinginsights in into local/global analysis. By mining thousands ofpositions from online games, we show that at some player levels,the sequence of plays leading up to a local position is a strongerdeterminant of the next move than the position alone. Thissuggests that the sequence of plays is an indicator of globalstrategic factors and thus provides a context for the next movein addition to the local position. Using perceptual templatesintroduced in other work, we demonstrate that this global contextappears at the very earliest stages of cognition.

AB - This paper extends recent work studying the developmentof human expertise in the game of Go. Although itappears like a simple game on the surface, Go is actually themost difficult of all established games for artificial intelligence,with no computer program yet reaching the top internationallevel on a full 19×19 board. On smaller boards with sizes like9×9, computers are competitive, implying that the understandingof complex global interactions is the key to human superiority.The temporal analysis of game positions yields some interestinginsights in into local/global analysis. By mining thousands ofpositions from online games, we show that at some player levels,the sequence of plays leading up to a local position is a strongerdeterminant of the next move than the position alone. Thissuggests that the sequence of plays is an indicator of globalstrategic factors and thus provides a context for the next movein addition to the local position. Using perceptual templatesintroduced in other work, we demonstrate that this global contextappears at the very earliest stages of cognition.

KW - Open access version available

KW - Decision making

KW - Entropy

KW - Game of go

KW - Online data mining

M3 - Article

VL - 5

SP - 121

EP - 130

JO - International Journal on Advances in Software

JF - International Journal on Advances in Software

SN - 1942-2628

IS - 1/2

ER -