Expert Systems, Six-Volume Set

1st Edition

The Technology of Knowledge Management and Decision Making for the 21st Century

Editors: Cornelius Leondes
Print ISBN: 9780124438804
eBook ISBN: 9780080531458
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th August 2001
Page Count: 1947
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This six-volume set presents cutting-edge advances and applications of expert systems. Because expert systems combine the expertise of engineers, computer scientists, and computer programmers, each group will benefit from buying this important reference work.

An "expert system" is a knowledge-based computer system that emulates the decision-making ability of a human expert. The primary role of the expert system is to perform appropriate functions under the close supervision of the human, whose work is supported by that expert system. In the reverse, this same expert system can monitor and double check the human in the performance of a task. Human-computer interaction in our highly complex world requires the development of a wide array of expert systems.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Expert systems techniques and applications are presented for a diverse array of topics including:

  • Experimental design and decision support
  • The integration of machine learning with knowledge acquisition for the design of expert systems
  • Process planning in design and manufacturing systems and process control applications
  • Knowledge discovery in large-scale knowledge bases
  • Robotic systems
  • Geograhphic information systems
  • Image analysis, recognition and interpretation
  • Cellular automata methods for pattern recognition
  • Real-time fault tolerant control systems
  • CAD-based vision systems in pattern matching processes
  • Financial systems
  • Agricultural applications
  • Medical diagnosis


Students, researchers, and practitioners in computer science and engineering, as well as in the various applications areas such as economics, medicine, manufacturing, and agriculture.

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1 History and Applications Tools and Applications Development and Applications of Decision Trees Reasoning with Imperfect Information Experimental Design and Decision Support A Model-Based Expert System Based on a Domain Ontology Intelligent System Control: A Unified Approach and Applications Real Time Fault-Tolerant Control Systems

VOLUME 2: Model of Reasoning with Conflicting Information Sources in Knowledge-Based Systems Process Planning in Design and Manufacturing Systems Intelligent Systems Techniques and Their Applications in Manufacturing Systems Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Design Neural Networks for Process Control Application to the Temperature Control of Batch Chemical Reactors Intelligent Tools and Their Applications in Geographic Information Systems Microprocessor Systems Scheduling Systems for Shipbuilding

VOLUME 3 Genetic Image Interpretation Automated Visual Assembly Inspection Multiresolution Invariant Image Recognition Image Processing for Automatic Roads Determination Automated Visual Inspection Systems Visual Programming Technology in Expert Systems Development CAD-Based Vision Systems in Pattern Matching Process Cellular Automata Architectures for Pattern Recognition Machine Intelligent Systems Techniques for Automatic Harvest System Integrating Machine Learning with Knowledge Acquisition Modeling Human Reasoning Processes Under Uncertain Conditions

VOLUME 4 Devising an Expert System for Pediatric Syndrome Diagnosis Knowledge Discovery in Larger Scale Knowledge Database


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About the Editor

Cornelius Leondes

Cornelius T. Leondes received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and has held numerous positions in industrial and academic institutions. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also served as the Boeing Professor at the University of Washington and as an adjunct professor at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author, editor, or co-author of more than 100 textbooks and handbooks and has published more than 200 technical papers. In addition, he has been a Guggenheim Fellow, Fulbright Research Scholar, IEEE Fellow, and a recipient of IEEE's Baker Prize Award and Barry Carlton Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.


@from:From the Preface @qu:"This set consists of six, well-integrated volumes on the broad subject of expert systems techniques and applications....All of the contributors to this work are to be highly commended for their splendid contributions that will provide a significant and unique reference for students, research workers, practitioners, computer scientists, and others on the international scene for years to come." @source:--Cornelius T. Leondes