Published Online: 15 APR 2008
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering
How to Cite
O′Leary, D. E. 2008. Expert Systems. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1–10.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2008
The purpose of this chapter is to review key concepts in expert systems, across the life cycle of expert system development. As a result, we will analyze the choice of the application area for system development, gathering knowledge through so-called knowledge acquisition, choosing a knowledge representation, building in explanation and verifying and validating the system.
In addition, we analyze a number of different applications of expert systems across a broad base of application areas, including medicine, geology and business. Further, we investigate some of the extensions to and emerging areas associated with expert systems.
- expert systems;
- verification and validation;
- knowledge acquisition;
- knowledge representation;
- uncertainty representation