Assist. Prof. dr. Matej Guid
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Matej Guid works as a researcher at the Laboratory of Algorithmics. His research interest include heuristic search, intelligent tutoring systems, computer game-playing, and argument-based machine learning.

Past projects


  • V. Janko, M. Guid. A Program for Progressive Chess. Theoretical Computer Science (2016), doi:10.1016/j.tcs.2016.06.028.
  • D. Hristova, M. Guid, I. Bratko. Assessing the difficulty of chess tactical problems. International journal on advances in intelligent systems, Vol. 7, No. 3/4, pp. 728-738, 2014.
  • A. Iqbal, H. van der Heijden, M. Guid, A. Makhmali. Evaluating the aesthetics of endgame studies: a computational model of human aesthetic perception. IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 178-191, 2012.
  • M. Guid, I. Bratko. Detecting Fortresses in Chess. Elektrotehniški vestnik: Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Vol. 79, No. 1/2, pp. 35-40, 2012.
  • V. Groznik, M. Guid, A. Sadikov, M. Mozina, D. Georgiev, V. Kragelj, S. Ribaric, Z. Pirtosek, and I. Bratko. Elicitation of neurological knowledge with argument-based machine learning. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 2012.
  • M. Guid, I. Bratko. Using Heuristic-Search Based Engines for Estimating Human Skill at Chess. ICGA Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, pp. 71-81, 2011.
  • M. Guid, A. Pérez, I. Bratko. How Trustworthy is Crafty's Analysis of World Chess Champions? ICGA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 131-144, 2008.
  • M. Guid, I. Bratko. Factors affecting diminishing returns for searching deeper. ICGA Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 75-84, 2007.
  • M. Guid, I. Bratko. Computer analysis of world chess champions. ICGA Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 65-73, 2006.


  • A. Iqbal, M. Guid, S. Colton, J. Krivec, S. Azman, B. Haghighi. The Digital Synaptic Neural Substrate: A New Approach to Computational Creativity. SpringerBriefs in Cognitive Computation, Springer International Publishing, 2016.


  • S. Stoiljkovikj, I. Bratko, M. Guid. A Computational Model for Estimating the Difficulty of Chess Problems. The Annual Third Conference on Advances in Cognitive Systems (ACS 2015), Atlanta, Georgia (USA); 28-31 May, 2015.    
  • V. Janko, M. Guid. Development of a Program for Playing Progressive Chess. The 14th International Conference on Advances in Computer Games (ACG 2015). Leiden, Netherlands, July 1-3, 2015.
  • M. Zapušek, M. Možina, I. Bratko, J. Rugelj, M. Guid: Designing an Interactive Teaching Tool with ABML Knowledge Refinement Loop. Intelligent Tutoring Systems (LNCS 8474): 575-582, 2014.
  • D. Hristova, M. Guid, I. Bratko. Toward modeling task difficulty: the case of chess. COGNITIVE 2014, Venice, Italy, May 25-29, 2014. The Sixth International Conference on Advanced Cognitive Technologies and Applications, pp. 211-214, 2014. IARIA.
  • M. Guid, M. Možina, C. Bohak, A. Sadikov, I. Bratko: Building an Intelligent Tutoring System for Chess Endgames. The 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education: 263-266, 2013.
  • M. Guid, I. Bratko: Search-Based Estimation of Problem Difficulty for Humans. Artificial Intelligence in Education (LNCS 7926): 860-863, 2013.
  • M. Guid, M. Možina, V. Groznik, A. Sadikov, D. Georgiev, Z. Pirtošek, I. Bratko. ABML Knowledge Refinement Loop: A Case Study. 20th International Symposium, ISMIS 2012, Macau, China, December 4-7, 2012, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 7661, pp. 41, 2012. Springer.
  • M. Mozina, M. Guid, A. Sadikov, V. Groznik, I. Bratko: Goal-Oriented Conceptualization of Procedural Knowledge. Pp. 286-291, ITS 2012.
  • M. Guid, J. Krivec, and I. Bratko. An experiment in students' acquisition of problem solving skill from goal-oriented instructions. COGNITIVE 2012.
  • M. Možina, M. Guid, A. Sadikov, V. Groznik, J. Krivec and I. Bratko. Conceptualizing Procedural Knowledge Targeted at Students of Different Skill Levels. The 3rd International Conference on Educational Data Mining - EDM, Pittsburg, USA, 2010.
  • M. Možina, M. Guid, J. Krivec, A. Sadikov, and I. Bratko. Learning to Explain with ABML. ExaCt'2010: The 5th International Workshop on Explanation-aware Computing, Lisbon, Portugal, August 16, 2010.
  • M. Guid, M. Možina, A. Sadikov, and I. Bratko. Deriving Concepts and Strategies from Chess Tablebases. Advances in Computers and Games conference - ACG 12, Pamplona, Spain, 2009.
  • J. Krivec, M. Guid, and I. Bratko. Identification and Characteristic Descriptions of Procedural Chunks. COGNITIVE 2009.
  • M. Možina, M. Guid, J. Krivec, A. Sadikov, and I. Bratko. Fighting Knowledge Acquisition Bottleneck with Argument Based Machine Learning. 18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence – ECAI, 2008.
  • M. Guid, M. Možina, J. Krivec, A. Sadikov, and I. Bratko. Learning Positional Features for Annotating Chess Games: A Case Study. Computers and Games, 6th International Conference, CG 2008, Beijing, China, September/ October, 2008. Proceedings. Computers and Games, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 5131, pp. 192-204, 2008. Springer.
  • A. Sadikov, M. Možina, M. Guid, J. Krivec, and I. Bratko. Automated chess tutor. Computers and Games, 5th International Conference, CG 2006, Turin, Italy, May 29-31, 2006. Revised Papers. Computers and Games, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 4630, pp. 13-25, 2007. Springer.