[1991] Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Developing and Managing Expert System Programs

Sept. 30 1991-Oct. 2 1991

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  • Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Developing and Managing Expert System Programs (Cat. NO.91CH3024-7)

    Publication Year: 1991
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  • Distributed intelligent manufacturing scheduling system: continuing development

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):362 - 367
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    ReDS, a distributed intelligent manufacturing scheduling system, was initially designed as a requirement-driven scheduling system and has evolved into a real-time distributed scheduling system. It is currently running at several VLSI manufacturing sites. The authors trace its development history and analyze the present system architecture for future system development. This report paper provides: ... View full abstract»

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  • Automating the application selection process

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):356 - 360
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    ASSESS was developed to evaluate and select the best application that requires an expert system component. ASSESS, an expert system itself, works on many levels (company, department, and application), each across many disciplines (business, organizational, and technical). Intelligently querying a user during a consultation allows many alternative potential application choices to be compared. The r... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated Knowledge Engineering Workbench

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):170 - 177
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    A description of the Knowledge Engineering Workbench (KEW) developed within the ACKnowledge project is presented. KEW supports the knowledge engineer in all phases of knowledge-base systems development, from knowledge elicitation to knowledge-base validation. Compared to other computerized knowledge engineering environments, KEW integrates a full range of complementary knowledge acquisition tools.... View full abstract»

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  • Using knowledge-based systems for software project planning

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):352 - 355
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    The development of a prototype knowledge-based system for software project planning is described. The KBS (knowledge-based system) queries a user with regard to critical issues in a software development plan to determine the chance of the project succeeding. The prototype system is designed to be used by individuals familiar with the situation in which the development effort will occur. They inclu... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to intelligent monitoring

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):178 - 186
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    An approach to intelligent monitoring called AIM and its experimental model are presented. This approach constitutes a departure from conventional methodologies. The capabilities of the approach are described, and an application of AIM involving the monitoring of a file access is discussed. The development of this approach still remains in its early stages. Although a more detailed implementation ... View full abstract»

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  • A comparison of rule-based, k-nearest neighbor, and neural net classifiers for automated industrial inspection

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):202 - 209
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    As classifiers for use in automated industrial inspection, the rule-based, k-nearest-neighbor, and neural-network approaches are discussed. These approaches were implemented and tested for label verification in a machine vision system for hardwood lumber inspection. The test results, together with other considerations, have led to the selection of neural networks as the preferred method f... View full abstract»

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  • A crystal model of knowledge based application design

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):279 - 285
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    A methodology is described for all phases of the development of knowledge-based applications. This approach is based on the use of a performance system as a formal language throughput the project for defining the product specifications, implementing the functionalities, and testing them. All project aspects are defined in a knowledge-base format and then replaced when needed by the corresponding m... View full abstract»

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  • The spring model for knowledge based systems analysis: a case study involving small and medium sized enterprises

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):346 - 351
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    Initial results are presented of a case study undertaken to develop a knowledge-based system to support the management of information technology in small businesses. The prerequisites for undertaking investigations in such a context are explored, and a developed method for knowledge-based systems analysis is presented. The method is flexible in allowing the consideration of the complex contextual ... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge attributes: fuzzy application of temporal constraints in active expert database systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):29 - 35
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    In active expert databases, current methodologies distinguish between the active execution of knowledge and the management of data. This distinction is extended to attributes, so that attributes also reflect both knowledge and data. The objective is to make the expert system more knowledgeable of, and responsive to, its own execution characteristics. Active databases are discussed with particular ... View full abstract»

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  • Expert system development methodologies in theory and practice

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):262 - 266
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    Results are presented of a survey of how commercial and government organizations are currently tackling key issues in expert system development. Recommendations made by methodology researchers are compared with the findings from a survey of over 30 organizations. The survey findings cover areas such as features of a successful application, project initiation activities, the overall life cycle, and... View full abstract»

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  • A generic system for directory pagination

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):166 - 169
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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    A description is presented of DX (Directory Expert), which is a Lisp-based system that merges gridding specifications with page layout and graphic programs to create the NYNEX Yellow Pages telephone directory. This system uses a custom-built inference engine that drives the knowledge components and also uses domain-specific knowledge to optimize the page layout process. As pages are generated, the... View full abstract»

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  • The CANASTA experience: key management and technical decisions in a hybrid expert system project

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):332 - 338
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    A case study is presented of a successful intelligent system. CANASTA (the Crash Analysis Troubleshooting Assistant) is a knowledge-based system designed to assist support engineers in isolating the underlying causes of operating system crashes, whether due to hardware faults or system software bugs. CANASTA's success is largely due to a combination of project management actions and the innovative... View full abstract»

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  • Software system integration support expert system based on the object-oriented method

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):106 - 111
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    A system generating support expert system, SG-BOY, was designed for NTT general-purpose computer systems. This system features an object-oriented knowledge base to make maintenance easier. A discussion is presented of the SG-BOY system structure and an application evaluation of the system View full abstract»

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  • An expert system to aid in CCD design: XAS

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):374 - 379
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    XAS is an expert system that contains knowledge for designing and simulating CCD chips. It synthesizes correct simulation programs automatically given the same process and mask data used by chip designers and selecting parameters according to the purpose of the simulation. XAS has the following characteristics. The XAS editors have expert knowledge of CCD chips and use it to display appropriate fi... View full abstract»

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  • InFuse-an integrated expert neural network for intelligent sensor fusion

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):196 - 201
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    A discussion is presented of an architecture called InFuse (Intelligent Fusion) for the multiple sensor fusion problem. InFuse exploits the notion of combining expert systems and neural networks to capture the advantages of both technologies. The application involves the extraction of natural terrain features from imagery provided by multiple sensors. In addition to the imagery, terrain knowledge ... View full abstract»

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  • Out of the lab into the field: system design of large expert systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):273 - 278
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    Traditional software engineering is crucial to the successful development of a large expert system. In this respect, large expert systems are shown to have many similarities with other large software systems. The advanced computing concepts, rapid prototyping approach, and general research and development aspects of expert systems have sometimes led to the neglect of fundamental principles of soft... View full abstract»

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  • Uncertainty management issues in the development of an acoustic signal interpretation expert system

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):68 - 75
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    The implementation issues surrounding uncertainty management are examined in order to aid in the design and development of an acoustic signal interpretation expert system. A brief introduction and overview of the current schemes available for representation of uncertainty in knowledge-based systems are presented. The results of a survey of current efforts in acoustic signal interpretation, with sp... View full abstract»

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  • Comparison of techniques for combination of evidence in a signal detection task

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):83 - 89
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    Signal decision models based on Dempster-Shafer and fuzzy set theories were developed to facilitate the implementation of a rule-based interpretation system for sensory evoked potential waveforms. The models do not require a priori probabilities, and they provide measures of uncertainty. The two models were applied to a set of brainstem auditory evoked potential waveforms. Both had lower absolute ... View full abstract»

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  • Partial matching in fuzzy image recognition

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):215 - 222
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    The problem of how to build expert systems for recognizing vague or incomplete images is addressed. The focus is on the partial match and estimation of supports, per degree of similarity, of each possible option. Two methods were used: a voting model interpretation of fuzzy sets to classify the objects, and the iterative assignment algorithm to obtain the support. To test the learning capabilities... View full abstract»

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  • Multimedia: a vehicle for embedding expertise

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):314 - 318
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    The use of multimedia as a vehicle for knowledge presentation provides a full range of audio/visual features to express knowledge. However, with this opportunity, more organizational support is necessary. Thus, the management of expertise is addressed through the creation of the position of Expertise Manager. The role of this individual and related activities are presented View full abstract»

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  • An expert training system loosely coupled to external database systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):24 - 28
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    The details of a pedagogical expert training system which interfaces with such external programs as a database program, a worksheet program, and an ASCII file are described. A modular knowledge base has been developed and implemented in support of this study. The knowledge base consists of two separate components, the database and the rule base. The database is external to the main system, while t... View full abstract»

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  • Expert systems and the Pentagon: a case study in integration

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):257 - 260
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    Since its formation, the Advanced Technology Branch of the US Air Force has taken a four-pronged approach toward advocating expert system use, involving extensive training, development of expert systems, research and acquisition of development tools, and marketing the technology to users. In the past five years, the Advanced Technology Branch has developed and delivered over a dozen expert systems... View full abstract»

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  • Applications of object-oriented approaches to expert systems in the earth sciences

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):160 - 165
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    Combining object and rule processing in knowledge-based systems provides a firm foundation for addressing more complex problems, such as planning, scheduling, resource allocation, and configuration. The features of object-oriented analysis, design, and knowledge representation advantageous to current expert system applications are abstraction, encapsulation, and hierarchy. Examples of object-orien... View full abstract»

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  • ANSWERS; a knowledge base system for audit risk assessment and planning

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):53 - 58
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    A report is presented of the design, development, and deployment of ANSWERS, a knowledge-base system for decision support for auditors. The system is used in audit planning to identify high-risk areas, so that audit effort can be properly focused and so that the audit client can be advised of observed weaknesses in procedures and controls View full abstract»

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