Eurisko is a language for "opportunistic programming" which constructs its own methods and modifies its strategies as it tries to solve a problem. It was written by Doug Lenat in 1978. A successor to AM (a program by Doug Lenat to discover concepts in elementary mathematics), EURISKO has also investigated automatic discovery, with a particular emphasis on heuristics, their representation, and the part played by analogy in their discovery.
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