Web Crawling As An AI Project

Christopher Brooks

This paper argues for the introduction of real-world programming projects into AI curricula, specifically using Python as an implementation language. We describe a modular set of projects centered around a focused web crawler, along with potential extensions. The author's experiences using this project in a class of undergraduates and Master's students are also discussed.

Subjects: 1. Applications; 1.3 Computer-Aided Education

Submitted: May 4, 2008


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