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Design of an expert system for IT college course timetabling at the University of Bahrain by using a knowledge base process modeling

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2 Author(s)
Shaikh, M.U. ; Inf. Technol. Coll., Bahrain Univ., Sakhir, Bahrain ; Al-Bastaki, Y.

This paper details the implementation of an expert system, which employs rule-based systems in the quest for an optimal course timetable generator. Rule-based theory is covered with emphasis and the field of automated timetabling is also explored. A timetable is explained as, essentially, a schedule with constraints placed upon it. The program is designed using Attar XpertRule Knowledge builder. In a simplified university timetable problem, it consistently evolves constraint violation free timetables. It is seen that the rule-based system could be improved by the further incorporation of repair strategies, and is readily scalable to the complete timetabling problem.

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Information and Communication Technologies: From Theory to Applications, 2004. Proceedings. 2004 International Conference on

Date of Conference:

19-23 April 2004