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From: Andre Nathan <andre@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] AGI research using ocaml
Eray,

You could consider using the Toploop module to interpret an ocaml
program; for example,

  Toploop.use_silently Format.std_formatter "foo.ml".

This is what I do in OSpec to run the specification files. I haven't
measured the overhead of using this module but at least you don't need
to fork a process to run each of your programs.

HTH,
Andre


On Sat, 2010-03-13 at 12:29 +0200, Eray Ozkural wrote:
> Hello there,
> 
> I recently did some interesting research on Artificial General
> Intelligence using ocaml. Following the
> research directions we had set with late Ray Solomonoff, I designed an
> incremental machine
> learning system. You can read about it on the AGI-2010 site:
> http://agi-conf.org/2010/conference-schedule/
> 
> There is an extended abstract in the conference, which contains a
> hyperlink to a draft of a
> technical description of the program. If you're curious, go ahead and
> read it, please.
> 
> Basically, this is an implementation of Adaptive Levin Search, the
> most sophisticated of its kind that I
> know of. And we have made significant algorithmic improvements to make
> that happen, as you can
> imagine.
> 
> There is similar research going on at Google, but they're taking a
> different approach AFAICT. I
> favor mine, because I'm trying to make a good practical approximation
> of Solomonoff induction
> which will serve as an AGI kernel in several cognitive architectures.
> So, mathematical rigor comes
> first.
> 
> I've used the ocs interpreter for interpreting Scheme programs. Thanks
> to Ocaml, I was able to try
> out several different search and update algorithms rather
> effortlessly. And I think it didn't take much
> more  than a month for me to finish the implementation. I wrote the
> bulk of the program in a weekend or
> two. Who knows, perhaps a future AGI system will have been written in ocaml.
> 
> Of course, all of this is possible due to the genius of Ray. He will
> be sorely missed.
> 
> Now, a small question. What is the best way for me to use a caml
> interpreter in ocaml? I have to
> run millions of small caml programs, so startup latency can't be
> tolerated. (For instance I can't execute
> a unix process to interpret a program) I've decided that caml
> represents more technological progress
> than scheme, and I can definitely use the type system for better
> search performance.
> 
> Best,
>