[Computer-go] A few questions from a beginner

Peter Drake drake at lclark.edu
Mon Mar 17 16:14:20 PDT 2014

Welcome to the abyss! :-)

On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Mikko Aarnos <mikko.aarnos at kolumbus.fi>wrote:

3. On GTP-protocol and final_score: How do you score a board where the game
> hasn't ended(i.e. there are moves left which are legal and don't kill off
> our groups)? Almost all scoring methods require that dead stones are
> removed, and I can't figure out how to do that easily. Or do you just
> assume everything on the board is alive?

One reasonable approach, which Orego uses, is to do a bunch of extra Monte
Carlo playouts. If a group survives often enough, consider it alive.

Peter Drake
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