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Issue 3 • Date Oct. 1986

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  • Contents

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  • List of staff

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  • Editorial

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  • Chairman's corner IEEE SAC

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  • Feedback letters

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  • R.S.V.P. reader survey

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  • Make a lasting connection with the electric energy team: join the Power Engineering Society

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  • What's happening

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  • Fault diagnosis: Engineers and troubleshooters combine forces to create a knowledge-based system for the aerospace industry

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    A brief description of expert systems is followed by a discussion of a knowledge-based diagnosis system developed to assist in fault isolation on Lockheed's Baseband Distribution Subsystem (BDS), an electronic device acting as a large signal-switching network. The purpose of the expert troubleshooter is to perform corrective maintenance on the BDS by rapidly isolating a faulty printed circuit board or other chassis-mounted part that has caused a failure. The BDS diagnostic knowledge base is represented in three forms: factual knowledge, heuristic knowledge, and control knowledge. A typical diagnostic session is described, and the results during six months of use are reported. The expanding role of expert systems in maintenance diagnosis of electronic equipment is discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Expert systems: The structure, history, and future of successful AI applications

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    The evolution of expert systems is described. The composition of expert systems is examined, and the manner in which they differ from standard computer programs is highlighted. Existing expert systems are examined to illustrate the properties and capabilities of these programs. View full abstract»

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  • Reading up books: Artificial intelligence and expert systems: Academic guidelines and suggested reading in the field of artificial intelligence and its industrial arm — Expert systems

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  • AI: What's in it for you? Career pointers that may lead the intelligent to artificial intelligence

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    The burgeoning field of artificial intelligence (AI) is presenting today's electrical and computer engineering graduates with the challenge of giving computers the capacity to replicate human thought. Although the majority of artificial intelligence research and development projects are currently still situated in university laboratories, academics are increasingly venturing into the corporate sphere to accommodate industry's rapidly expanding use and development of AI/knowledge-based systems. With this influx of university researchers into industry and the expansion of artificial intelligence applications into the “real world,” the question emerges of how to attract undergraduates to pursue this rapidly expanding new area. View full abstract»

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  • Prolog: A programming language for fifth-generation computing

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  • Teaching language to computers: As our computer dependency increases, so does our need for more intelligent machines

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    The use of natural languages as an interface between computer and user is discussed. The role of linguistic, conceptual, and referential knowledge in understanding and producing language is examined. View full abstract»

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  • It's a lifesaver: A case study in emergency communication technology

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    A case study in emergency communication technology is presented. In the system described, each subscriber (handicapped or elderly person) has a small remote transmitter which he or she carries on the wrist or around the neck as a necklace. If an emergency occurs, the subscriber pushes the transmitter button, which triggers the `home communicator'. This microcomputer sends a `help' message over the telephone line to an Emergency Response Center (ERC), which is usually the emergency desk of a hospital. The essential elements of the system and the technical problems are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Controlling the effects of stress: Debilitating or motivating: You can decide

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    Technically speaking, stress is a physiological condition of the body — a state of arousal and excitation in response to a perceived danger or threat. Stress does not have to be a negative experience; in fact, well-managed stress can represent a valuable mechanism for transformation and growth. The Chinese language contains a clue to the two sides of stress. The Chinese character for “crisis” is composed of the symbols for “danger” and “opportunity.” In the positive stress cycle, we respond in a way that promotes growth for even greater strength when we confront new stressful situations. However, we actually make ourselves ill when we are unable to manage the level of stress in our lives. View full abstract»

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  • Mastering tests: Learn how to learn and avoid the last minute cram

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    “I really crammed for the test. I spent two whole days studying.” You put in the requisite time, study hard, and yet seemingly to no avail. The problem is not so much a question of making time to study but rather when and how to study. Most importantly, be specific about your intention to study from the beginning of the term. Your brain will have time to create relationships that can show up when you need them — during the test. View full abstract»

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  • Meet the S-PAC challenge: A professional speaker's view of student-organized conferences

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    A Student Professional Awareness Conference (S-PAC, pronounced “es-pak”) is a one-day conference which addresses professional topics affecting an engineer's career. An S-PAC is organized and run by students all the way. As a speaker at a dozen or so S-PAC's over the last two years, I have developed an admiration for the students who plan and hold successful S-PAC's and an appreciation of the value of S-PAC's as professional development vehicles for students. View full abstract»

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  • Difficult decisions in engineering: Ethical dilemmas that await the engineer and how they are best handled

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    One doesn't have to be a news watcher for very long before realizing that engineers face difficult ethical decisions. In what way are these decisions problematic? Often it is arduous simply to discern right from wrong. But even if the proper course of action is obvious, this may be of little comfort to us, since making the ethically right decision can be very costly. Imagine yourself in the following situations. How would you respond? View full abstract»

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  • Circuit rider branch news

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  • The gamesman puzzles and sticklers

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  • [Inside back cover]

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IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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David Tian
Carnegie Mellon University
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