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Wilhelm Barth [1]

Wilhelm Barth,
an Austrian computer scientist and Professor Emeritus at the Vienna University of Technology [2]. His research interests covers Computer Chess [3], Geometric Algorithms and Ray tracing.


Wilhelm Barth is author of the rule based Windows chess program and explanation tool Endspiel [4], which applies techniques as elaborated along with Heinz Herbeck in ICCA Journal. Endspiel applies an algorithms to gather information about the principal variation inside an iterative deepening alpha-beta framework, giving the user hints why a move was chosen and what happens after a series of moves [5].

Selected Publications


External Links


  1. Homepage of Wilhelm Barth (no longer available)
  2. Barth, Wilhelm | Wissenschaftler | Wissenschaft im Austria-Forum
  3. Computer Chess (Barth, Herbeck)
  4. Neues Schachprogramm für Spezialprobleme, October 28, 1996 (German)
  5. Heinz Herbeck, Wilhelm Barth (1996). An Explanation Tool for Chess Endgames Based on the Rule Method. ICCA Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2
  6. ICGA Reference Database (pdf)
  7. Ulrich Thiemonds (1999). Ein regelbasiertes Spielprogramm für Schachendspiele. University of Bonn, Diplom thesis (German)
  8. Steven Edwards (1995). Comments on Barth’s Article “Combining Knowledge and Search to Yield Infallible Endgame Programs.” ICCA Journal, Vol. 18, No. 4

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