Knowledge Acquisition for Expert Systems

ISBN-10: 0070269114
ISBN-13: 9780070269118
Edition: 2nd
Author(s): Anna Hart
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Edition: 2nd
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Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Prefacep. 9
The Nature of Expertisep. 13
Intelligencep. 13
Expertsp. 14
The role of expertsp. 16
True expertisep. 18
Summaryp. 19
Programs as Expertsp. 21
Definition of expert systemsp. 21
Advantages of using expert systemsp. 23
How are expert systems differentp. 24
History of expert system developmentp. 26
Applications of expert systems and some examplesp. 27
Problems of using expert systemsp. 28
Summaryp. 31
Systems Analysis--A Comparisonp. 32
Overview of systems analysisp. 32
Expert system developmentp. 35
Knowledge elicitation--a more difficult problemp. 39
Prototypingp. 39
A methodologyp. 41
Summaryp. 42
The Knowledge Engineerp. 43
The role of the systems analystp. 43
The role of the knowledge engineerp. 44
Running the projectp. 47
Summaryp. 53
Interviewing the Expertsp. 54
Generalp. 54
Objectivesp. 58
Examples of outputp. 60
Feedbackp. 64
Methods of questioningp. 67
Methods from psychologyp. 70
Which methods?p. 71
Analysisp. 72
Protocol analysisp. 76
Other methodsp. 79
Debuggingp. 79
Summaryp. 80
Reasoning and Probability Theoryp. 81
The foundations of probabilityp. 82
Combination of eventsp. 84
Probability distributionsp. 86
Statistical testsp. 90
Correlationp. 91
Bayes theoremp. 92
Problems of estimationp. 95
Summaryp. 96
Fuzziness in Reasoningp. 98
Usage of wordsp. 98
Fuzzinessp. 99
IF ... THEN rulesp. 100
Symptomsp. 103
Weak rulesp. 106
Incompatibilityp. 107
Analogiesp. 108
Uncertainty in datap. 109
Endorsementsp. 111
Fuzzy logicp. 112
Fuzzy setsp. 112
Applications of fuzzy logicp. 116
Other forms of logicp. 117
Summaryp. 118
Machine Inductionp. 119
Principles of inductionp. 119
Requirements for inductionp. 120
ID3 rule inductionp. 125
A simple case studyp. 126
Analysis of case studyp. 130
Results from taxonomyp. 135
Problems with uncertain datap. 137
General commentsp. 140
The structured approachp. 144
Other algorithmsp. 144
Neural networksp. 144
Summaryp. 145
The Repertory Gridp. 147
Personal construct theoryp. 147
The gridp. 148
Grid elicitationp. 151
Grid analysisp. 152
A case study in repertory gridp. 152
The grid's usefulnessp. 161
Summaryp. 162
Try It Anyway--Case Studiesp. 166
Attersley Vegetable Research Stationp. 166
Cotting Hospitalp. 172
United Chemistsp. 175
Overviewp. 177
Finally...p. 178
Referencesp. 179
Glossaryp. 185
Indexp. 193
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