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Larry Harris [1]

Larry R. Harris,
an American computer scientist and retired commercial AI entrepreneur. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science in 1972 from Cornell University.

Computer Chess

During the 70s, as professor of computer science at Dartmouth College, Larry Harris researched and published on heuristic best-first search based on A* and introduced the Bandwidth Search [2]. He lead the team developing Dartmouth CP and Dart [3], competing at the ACM 1973 and ACM 1974 respectively.

AI Entrepreneur

Larry Harris further research interests were related to natural language query systems, and he founded Artificial Intelligence Corporation, later renamed AICorp, which went public in 1990. In 1994 he founded the EasyAsk [4] Linguistic Technology Corporation, and developed its EasyAsk and English Wizard E-commerce products.

Selected Publications


External Links


  1. Larry Harris | LinkedIn
  2. Larry Harris (1973). The bandwidth heuristic search. 3. IJCAI 1973, pdf
  3. Danny Kopec (1977). Recent developments in computer chess. Firbush News 7 Edinburgh: Machine Intelligence Research Unit, University of Edinburgh (ed. Donald Michie), pdf
  4. EasyAsk - Natural Language Processing for your eCommerce Site Search
  5. dblp: Larry R. Harris

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