Pub. online:1 Jan 2002Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 13, Issue 2 (2002), pp. 177–208
The objective of expert systems is the use of Artificial Intelligence tools so as to solve problems within specific prefixed applications. Even when such systems are widely applied in diverse applications, as manufacturing or control systems, until now, there is an important gap in the development of a theory being applicable to a description of the involved problems in a unified way. This paper is an attempt in supplying a simple formal description of expert systems together with an application to a robot manipulator case.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2000Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 11, Issue 3 (2000), pp. 269–280
The paper presents an intelligent GIS architecture that enables us to extend GIS functionality by using domain specific knowledge and inference engine. In this architecture, an intelligent agent monitors events, which occur in the GIS environment, and execute tasks depending on user's actions. The intelligent agent includes an expert system shell and knowledge base. A hybrid knowledge representation method is used that integrates rule-based, object-oriented, and procedural knowledge representations.
Pub. online:1 Jan 1991Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 2, Issue 2 (1991), pp. 278–310
In general terms some situations are described which require the exploitation of heuristics either to solve a mathematical optimization problem or to analyse results. A possibility to implement heuristic knowledge for selecting a suitable algorithm depending on available problem data and information retrieved from the user, is investigated in detail. We describe some inference strategies and knowledge representations that can be used in this case, and the rule-based implementation within the EMP system for nonlinear programming. Case studies are presented which outline on the one hand the heuristic recommendation of an optimization code and the achieved numerical results on the other hand.
Pub. online:1 Jan 1990Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 1, Issue 2 (1990), pp. 121–124
In this report an expert system AKU for diagnostics in acupuncture is described. The injured vital energy channels can be diagnosed using three independent methods: inquiring, Ryodoraku test and Akabane test. The inquiring is constructed as a set of trees whose internal vertices are questions while the leaves are the symptoms of diseases. The production rules describe the correspondence between the symptoms and the state of vital energy “qi” in the channels. AKU is realized by IBM PC computer and used for acupuncture treatment. The program is coded in Turbo Prolog.