AbstractsComputer Science

Mahjong AI/analyzer

by Dongchen Xu

Institution: California State University – Northridge
Year: 2016
Keywords: AI; Dissertations, Academic  – CSUN  – Computer Science.
Posted: 02/05/2017
Record ID: 2063876
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/160988


Mahjong is a traditional tile game in East Asia. Although randomness and luck affect playing, calculation and analysis can increase the chance of winning. The main aim of this project is to develop an AI that helps a player to play mahjong with reasonable suggestions of the moves to be done in the game. From the help of the program, a player will achieve a higher rate of winning. The challenges in this project are developing an effective algorithm, and having it applied on a game platform that have enough number of players. Tenhou.net is online game platform selected to test the AI???s strength versus human players. Game record from famous players are also used to prove the effectiveness of the AI. Advisors/Committee Members: Lorentz, Richard J (advisor), Wiegley, Jeffrey (committee member).