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Area/Catalogue
COMP 4025

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
100710

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

The course will provide students with knowledge about theoretical underpinnings and practical applications of technologies currently studied in knowledge representation and applied Artificial intelligence research. The course will cover different approaches suitable to a number of important application areas and real world domains. It will assume prior knowledge of basic AI concepts.

Course content

The course includes both the study of theoretical aspects as well as practical modelling with current knowledge representation techniques. This includes:
Qualitative Reasoning

  • Approaches to Qualitative Reasoning, Naïve Physics Manifesto
  • Qualitative Simulation and applications
Model-based Reasoning
  • Foundations of Model-based Diagnosis
  • Fault models and hierarchical diagnosis
Constraint Satisfaction Problems (CSPs)
  • Solution and filtering algorithms
  • Configuration and design problem solving
Ontologies
  • The concept of representing knowledge
  • Description Logics, OWL
Denotational semantics 
  • Alternate Logics
  • Basic Machine Learning topics: Decision trees, Induction, Genetic algorithms, genetic programming

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
COMP 2019 Artificial Intelligence

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Written summary 1000 words 15% N/A
Programming 1000 words 15% N/A
Programming 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Written summary 1000 words 15% N/A
Programming 1000 words 15% N/A
Programming 1500 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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