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Jean-Christophe Weill,
a French computer scientist and computer chess and game programmer.

Jean-Christophe Weill introduced the NegaC* search algorithm as a NegaMax implementation of Kevin Coplan's C*. He also created the ABDADA non-synchronized, distributed search algorithm, apparently used in Frenchess. His 1995 Ph.D. thesis in French, Programmes d'Échecs de Championnat: Architecture Logicielle Synthèse de Fonctions d'Évaluations, Parallélisme de Recherche, covers history of computer chess, a broad range of search algorithms and evaluation, audited beside others by Tony Marsland and Jacques Pitrat.
Jean-Christophe Weill [1]

Chess Programs

Along with Marc-François Baudot, Jean-Christophe Weill is co-author of the following chess programs [2] [3]:

Selected Publications

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Forum Posts

External Links


  1. ^ Jean-Christophe Weill's homepage
  2. ^ A Short Story of JCW's Computer Chess Program
  3. ^ Jean-Christophe Weill's ICGA Tournaments
  4. ^ ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  5. ^ Jean-Christophe Weill, Selected publications
  6. ^ Index of /~weill/publications

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