Topics in Expert System Design - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444873217, 9781483297774

Topics in Expert System Design, Volume 5

1st Edition

Methodologies and Tools

Editors: C. Tasso G. Guida
eBook ISBN: 9781483297774
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st January 1989
Page Count: 447
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Table of Contents

Life Cycle. Building Expert Systems: From Life Cycle to Development Methodology (G. Guida, C. Tasso).

Domain Evaluation. Choosing an Expert System Domain (D.S. Prerau).

Design Techniques. Prototyping: Tools and Motivations (G.S. Kahn, M. Bauer). Fast Prototyping of Expert Systems Using Prolog (I. Bratko). From Classic Expert Systems to Models: Introduction to a Methodology for Building Model-Based Systems (J.C. Kunz, M.J. Stelzner, M.D. Williams). An Integrated Approach to the Construction of Knowledge-Based Systems: Experience with ADVISE and Related Programs (A.B. Baskin, R.S. Michalski). Knowledge Base Design and Construction: From Prototyping to Refinement (C.A. Kulikowski). Development Tools. Expert System Building Tools (J.L. Alty). Expert System Tool Evaluation (J. Rothenberg).

Knowledge Acquisition and Modeling. Cognitive Task Analysis: An Approach to Knowledge Acquisition for Intelligent System Design (E.M. Roth, D.D. Woods). Models of Expertise in Knowledge Acquisition (J. Breuker, B. Wielinga). A Methodology and Tool for Knowledge Acquisition in KEATS-2 (E. Motta, T. Rajan, M. Eisenstadt). Knowledge-Based Knowledge Elicitation (J. Diederich, M. Linster).

Validation and Evaluation. Knowledge Base Verification (W.A. Perkins et al.). Evaluation of Expert Systems (E. Hollnagel).

Further Reading. Building Expert Systems: A Structured Bibliography (G. Guida, C. Tasso).


Expert Systems are so far the most promising achievement of artificial intelligence research. Decision making, planning, design, control, supervision and diagnosis are areas where they are showing great potential. However, the establishment of expert system technology and its actual industrial impact are still limited by the lack of a sound, general and reliable design and construction methodology.

This book has a dual purpose: to offer concrete guidelines and tools to the designers of expert systems, and to promote basic and applied research on methodologies and tools. It is a coordinated collection of papers from researchers in the USA and Europe, examining important and emerging topics, methodological advances and practical experience obtained in specific applications. Each paper includes a survey introduction, and a comprehensive bibliography is provided.


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