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Expert systems for experts
Parsaye, Kamran.
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New York : Wiley, [1988]

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xvi, 462 pages : illustrations, ; 24 cm
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Includes index.
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This introduction to the design of expert systems is written in an easy-to-read style and offers practical examples for each new topic presented. Emphasis is less on the intracacies of programming language, more on explanation. Defines what expert systems are, and discusses knowledge representation and inference. Chapters also cover logic, two-valued inference, inexact and semi-exact reasoning, advanced tools and topics, and draw on studies of human cognition to motivate technical definitions. Each chapter has an introduction and a summary, and provides suggestions for further reading. Contains student projects.

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Typically, expert systems programs try to replicate the skills of some human expert in a complex domain, although the design of programs that learn inductively from examples is also an active field of research. Domain experts therefore have a vital role in the design and effective implementation of expert systems, and the major goal of this book is to provide these people with a thorough understanding both of the theory and the methodology of expert systems. The authors provide a sound introduction to the key facets of inference and knowledge and their essential interdependence. In particular they discuss how the combination of logic and the representation of knowledge by frames is a very effective tool, and cover the details of the strategies of building an expert system and of knowledge acquisition. The book is clear and comprehensive, and would be a very valuable reference book in any college or univeristy where courses in expert systems are taught; it would also be a good addition to public libraries as a resource for experts in various fields, for managers, and for the general reader. -R. Bharath, Northern Michigan University