Normally I visit Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.com - for one of my other hobbies (tango argentino), but this time I looked (just for fun) for go / weiqi. And I found some interesting articles. Most of the articles on Google Scholar are to be paid for, but also a lot are for free.
The one that caught my eye was Artur Catar’s Finding Moyos in the Game of Go Using Lines of Sight (Proceedings of AICS 2011) looks interesting to me, because it focusses on a visual approach of go.
For those who are interested: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.592.7969&rep=rep1&type=pdf#page=323
PS I do realise that the gross majority of OGS forum dwellers couldn’t care less about this. But if there is only one who is interested, I have reached my goal