[Computer-go] I need an off-the-shelf final position live/deadevaluator

Magnus Javerberg javerberg at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 27 05:03:35 PST 2010

--- On Sat, 11/27/10, Claus Reinke <claus.reinke at talk21.com> wrote:

> From: Claus Reinke <claus.reinke at talk21.com>
> Subject: Re: [Computer-go] I need an off-the-shelf final position live/deadevaluator
> To: computer-go at computer-go.org
> Date: Saturday, November 27, 2010, 10:08 AM
> "Jim Babcock" <jimrandomh at gmail.com>
> schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:AANLkTikCrHyV9PoPokeccm0aJm9N9SNnEvtWosELOHpU at mail.gmail.com...
> > I'm working on Go Scoring Camera, an Android cell
> phone app that will
> > photograph a board, do image processing to figure out
> where the stones
> > are, and score the game for you. For the scoring part,
> I need a liveness
> > evaluator; and since this is a previously solved
> problem, I figure it
> > would be best to take one off the shelf. So, I need a
> recommendation.
> Talking about cameras, and Go Boards, here is an old idea
> of mine:
>    Go Game Recording Camera Clocks!-)
> Position a camera with a view of the board, and a clock
> display with
> button in reach/view of the players; for every push, record
> time and
> board, reset clocks according to whatever rules are in use.
> Offer SGF
> record with score when game ends (option for high-profile
> games:
> stream SGF to the web, live). Has such been done yet?
> Claus

Why not go even one step further? Would be fun to play over IGS with a real board. Your moves would be sent to IGC automatically, and your opponents move would be read over the speaker (and the program would complain if you misplace). 

/Magnus Jäverberg


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