[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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  • 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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  • Box structured development of embedded knowledge based systems: a case study

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):304 - 313
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    There is a need for rigorous system-development methods that can effectively support the analysis and design of systems with embedded, heterogeneous subsystems. The use of box structure methods and principles for this purpose is proposed. The use of box structure methods is illustrated with a case study on the ENEX equine nutrition expert system 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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  • The desirability of embedding an expert system shell within a relational DBMS

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):12 - 14
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    An examination is made of the desirability of embedding a rule-based expert system shell entirely within a relational database management system (DBMS). It is argued that embedding a shell can have significant advantages beyond improved access to database tables. The advantages and disadvantages of the system are discussed View full abstract»

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  • An object-oriented design method for knowledge based systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):296 - 303
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    It is shown how the object-oriented (OO) paradigm and the KADS methodology's four-layer knowledge paradigm can be used to develop a design method for knowledge-based systems (KBSs). An example is used to illustrate how this method helps the knowledge engineer not only in the design of the system, but also in the implementation of this design into a workable prototype of the system. The method can ... View full abstract»

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  • On developing an expert system for sintering process in iron and steel industry

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):368 - 373
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    An expert system for the sintering process in an iron and steel company in Egypt is under development. The objective of this work is to introduce the prototype implementation project of this system. The authors focus on the nature of the sintering knowledge, the proposed knowledge structuring, and the knowledge representation formalism. They also discuss the various prototype levels of implementat... View full abstract»

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  • On integrating expert system programs into cooperative systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):90 - 97
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    The author points out an opportunity for using first-generation expert system programs to construct systems that can solve large-scale problems in a cooperative manner. He describes the requirements for expert system programs to support integration into such systems and proposes the application of the communication-free cooperating agents theory (M.R. Genesereth et al., 1986) as a model for these ... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for managing uncertainty in embedded expert systems

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):59 - 67
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    The uncertainty management system (UMS) shell and its management of uncertainty are described. UMS is an expert system building tool dedicated to real-time embedded applications. This system allows the user to specify knowledge using a set of linguistic approximations, without being conscious of data-processing internally performed. Supported by a development of the axioms of probability, an inter... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating an intelligent interface with a relational database for two way man-machine communication

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):4 - 11
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    The design of a system capable of handling ad hoc user responses to system-initiated questions is considered. An approach called the expectation-driven response understanding paradigm was developed. In this paradigm, it is assumed that each system-generated question is accompanied by an expectation of what the user should respond. The system attempts to link this expectation with the user's respon... View full abstract»

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  • A generic system for directory pagination

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):166 - 169
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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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  • From prototype to production: expanding expert systems project management planning

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):286 - 294
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    The difficulty in production fielding of successful expert system prototypes is discussed. The problem is presented in terms of a microeconomic perspective in which costs are identified as level of effort rather than actual dollar amounts. A discussion is also presented of three worksheets that cover the areas of functional integration, technical integration, and stakeholder analysis 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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  • 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 integrated systems design of the intelligent network

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):187 - 194
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (13)
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    An integrated system design is proposed and defined for the intelligent network. It is based on the integration of the Signaling System Number 7 (SS7) network with the conventional SCPs (service control points). This results in more effective introduction of new services. A call processing model that allows multiple application services to provide real-time behavior is proposed. An application of ... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated rule-based reduction system

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):120 - 128
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    Although user-friendly and rule-based expert system shells ease the implementation of expert systems and allow for quick prototyping, their use could easily lead to ill-structured knowledge-bases. They provide no methodical way to design and maintain rule-bases (RBs). Thus, the use of these shells does not reduce the complexity of the RB design/maintenance methodology is given. The focus is on the... View full abstract»

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  • A genetics-based technique for the automated acquisition of expert system rule bases

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):78 - 82
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    The genetic algorithm (GA) is a powerful search paradigm which combines elements from evolutionary biology with concepts from population genetics. Because they operate in a domain-independent fashion, GAs have been successfully applied to a wide variety of optimization and learning problems. A technique is presented by which genetic algorithms can be adapted to operate upon the LISP-like productio... View full abstract»

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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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  • Towards effective management of expert system projects

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):339 - 345
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    Based on the development of PRXDM, an expert system for the fault diagnosis of the PRX/A electronic telephone exchange, a development life-cycle for expert system development is proposed. Seven phases are identified: domain definition, general design, detailed design, prototype development, integration, field testing, and operation. Provision is made for the extensive iteration and incrementation ... 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 blackboard system for the construction of composite materials

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):388 - 395
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    A knowledge-based application system for composite material design is presented. The system supports the engineer in designing optimized composite materials for highly stressed structural components of technical systems, e.g., a piston ring for an engine. Such components often require material properties which cannot be found within one specific material. Furthermore, in designing and producing co... 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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  • Knowledge engineering as a problem solving process

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):325 - 329
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    A prototype software tool for collecting, organizing, and analyzing complex problem solving is presented. The design of the tool is grounded in cognitive science findings concerning the processing styles that experts use to solve problems in domains that are knowledge rich and ill defined. Four salient characteristics of expert problem solving were selected as guides for building features into the... 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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  • Expert systems capital budgeting

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):249 - 256
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    The capital budgeting effects and cost justification of a high-technology innovation (expert system technology) are discussed from a managerial perspective. Budgeting strategies are reviewed as they relate to funding and support for high-technology innovations. The Defense Finance and Accounting Service-Cleveland Center (DFAS-CL) Expert System Program is reviewed from the points of view of average... View full abstract»

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