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* [http://www.kotok.org/ Welcome to the Web site of Alan Kotok]
 
* [http://www.kotok.org/ Welcome to the Web site of Alan Kotok]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Model_Railroad_Club Tech Model Railroad Club from Wikipedia]
 
* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tech_Model_Railroad_Club Tech Model Railroad Club from Wikipedia]
* [http://www.computerhistory.org/chess/search.php?more=&submitted=1&keywords=Kotok&x=25&y=5&all=all&item_document=item_document&item_moving_image=item_moving_image&item_artifact=item_artifact&item_still_image=item_still_image&item_oral_history=item_oral_history&item_software=item_software Alan Kotok] from [[The Computer History Museum]]
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* [https://www.computerhistory.org/chess/orl-433443a97a073/ Oral History of Alan Kotok] from [[The Computer History Museum]]
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* [https://www.computerhistory.org/chess/orl-433444ecc827d/ Highlights of Alan Kotok Oral History] from [[The Computer History Museum]]
 
* [http://www.computerhistory.org/events/index.php?id=1142978073 The Mouse That Roared: PDP-1 Celebration Event Lecture], May 15, 2006, (1:53:44) Mountain View, CA, USA: © '''2006''', [[The Computer History Museum]]. Panel discussion including Alan Kotok (53:50-1:08:40) <ref>Alan Kotok died at his home in Cambridge, apparently from a heart attack, on May 26, 2006, eleven days after the PDP-1 Celebration Event</ref> and [[John McCarthy]] (1:27:20), moderated by [[Edward Fredkin]] from 17:40, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube YouTube] Video   
 
* [http://www.computerhistory.org/events/index.php?id=1142978073 The Mouse That Roared: PDP-1 Celebration Event Lecture], May 15, 2006, (1:53:44) Mountain View, CA, USA: © '''2006''', [[The Computer History Museum]]. Panel discussion including Alan Kotok (53:50-1:08:40) <ref>Alan Kotok died at his home in Cambridge, apparently from a heart attack, on May 26, 2006, eleven days after the PDP-1 Celebration Event</ref> and [[John McCarthy]] (1:27:20), moderated by [[Edward Fredkin]] from 17:40, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube YouTube] Video   
 
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Alan Kotok at CSAIL in 2006 [1]

Alan Kotok, (November 9, 1941 – May 26, 2006)
was an American computer scientist, known for the Kotok-McCarthy-Chess Program [2] [3] [4], his work at Digital Equipment Corporation, and his contributions on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Between 1959 and 1962, while student under John McCarthy at MIT, Alan Kotok and his fellows Elwyn Berlekamp, Michael A. Lieberman, Charles Niessen and Robert A. Wagner wrote a chess program for the IBM 7090. Based on Alex Bernstein's 1957 program and routines by McCarthy and Paul W. Abrahams, they added alpha-beta pruning to minmax, at McCarthy's suggestion. The Kotok-McCarthy-Program was written in Fortran and FAP, the IBM 7090 macro assembler.

See also

Selected Publications

External Links

References

  1. Alan Kotok at CSAIL in 2006, Alan Kotok from Wikipedia
  2. Alan Kotok (1962). Artificial Intelligence Project - MIT Computation Center: Memo 41 - A Chess Playing Program. pdf
  3. Forty five years ago by Steven Edwards, CCC, May 01, 2007
  4. Michael Brudno (2000). Competitions, Controversies, and Computer Chess, pdf
  5. Alan Kotok died at his home in Cambridge, apparently from a heart attack, on May 26, 2006, eleven days after the PDP-1 Celebration Event

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