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David J. Slate,
an American computer scientist and former computer chess programmer. He started chess programming in 1968 as physics graduate student at Northwestern University, and by mid 1969 joined the group of Larry Atkin and Keith Gorlen, to produce their first successful program, Chess 2.0. After Gorlen left the Northwestern in 1970, the development continued under Atkin and Slate. Later supported by CDC Cyber consultant David Cahlander, Chess almost dominated computer chess during the 70s in the United States.

From the late 70s, Slate collaborated with William Blanchard to build their new chess program Nuchess. In the early 80s, David Slate was further involved in the development of programs for dedicated chess computers. Affiliated with Applied Concepts, and along with Atkin, Slate co-authored the Gruenfeld and Capablanca module programs for the Great Game Machine and the Chafitz modular game system.

David Slate further worked with Peter W. Frey on Pattern and Letter Recognition [1][2].
David Slate 1974 [3]

Photos

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Slate and Atkin at ACM 1975 [4]

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Chess pioneers in Sacher Hotel Vienna, Austria 1980: Ben Mittman, Monty Newborn,
Tony Marsland, Dave Slate, David Levy, Claude Shannon, Ken Thompson, Betty Shannon, Tom Truscott [5]

Selected Publications

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External Links


References

  1. ^ Letter Recognition Data Set by David Slate from UC Irvine Machine Learning Repository!
  2. ^ Peter W. Frey and David Slate (1991). Letter Recognition Using Holland-style Adaptive Classifiers. Machine Learning Vol 6 #2 March 91, pdf
  3. ^ David Slate from Slate, Swartz, and Rubin at 1st World Chess Championship in Stockholm, 1974, Photo by Monroe Newborn from The Computer History Museum
  4. ^ Slate and Atkin at the 6th ACM North American Computer Chess Tournament, 1975, Gift of Monroe Newborn from The Computer History Museum
  5. ^ Chess pioneers in Sacher Hotel Vienna, Austria, Gift of Benjamin Mittman, The Computer History Museum
  6. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  7. ^ Results of the KDD cup 2009

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