[Computer-go] Specifying Chinese rules in SGF
drake at lclark.edu
Mon Jun 23 14:03:33 PDT 2014
SGF(2) has a place to specify the ruleset, according to
*Property:* RU*Propvalue:* simpletext
<http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/sgf4.html#simpletext>*Propertytype:* game-info*Function:* Provides
the used rules for this game.
Because there are many different rules, SGF requires
mandatory names only for a small set of well known rule sets.
Note: it's beyond the scope of this specification to give an
exact specification of these rule sets.
Mandatory names for Go (GM):
"AGA" (rules of the American Go Association)
"GOE" (the Ing rules of Goe)
"Japanese" (the Nihon-Kiin rule set)
"NZ" (New Zealand rules)
How can we specify the Chinese rules normally used in computer Go?
They're *almost* equivalent to AGA rules, but AGA uses situational superko
while Chinese uses positional superko. The difference would only come up
extremely rarely, potentially making for a nasty bug.
For those who don't know these terms:
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