What software application do you think that does not exist? I'm a programmer and I would like to implement it to help the Chess world. Thanks in advance to those who give me good ideas.

  • Scratch your own itch. If you need it yourself it will most likely be better than if you have no personal interest in it. Sep 17, 2016 at 17:07

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I don't know if it already exists, but a cell phone app to scan diagrams and chess notation from books and then store the information in a database in a re-playable format would be handy.

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    +1 There is indeed no such app. There are apps for 2D diagrams in Android, but not exactly everything you said.
    – SmallChess
    Sep 17, 2016 at 12:46

I'll give some nice applications, but I'm not sure if you'll have the skills...

  • Automatically annotate a chess game with natural language processing, like how a human coach would do. I'm not talking about a blunder check, but a full annotated game.
  • Port Komodo or Houdini to the iOS platform
  • A website that can analyze a chess website (eg: Chessbase), extract the diagrams and give back analysis
  • A website that I can analyze a chess position in FEN. There're several that can do that, but they are very limited. I'm looking for a complete package like Chessbase.
  • Given a single chess game, estimate the ELO rating
  • Extend deep learning and use it to make a new engine that can consistently beat Stockfish
  • A chess engine that can speak and coach you for chess
  • Train a convolutional deep neutral network that can recognize a board position in a YouTube video (Google can already do that for face detection)
  • A tablebase up to 10 pieces is unrealistic because 2012 university moscow created a tablebase for all 7 piece positions and it had 140 Terabyte of disk space
    – Don
    Sep 17, 2016 at 15:49
  • @don of course I know it's unrealistic but the question was about what application don't exist.
    – SmallChess
    Sep 17, 2016 at 15:51
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    and in the same question he says: I would like to implement it :-)
    – Don
    Sep 17, 2016 at 15:54

A program that can convert PDF chess book files to PGN or CBH format.


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