Offering an introduction to the field of expert/knowledge based systems, this text covers current and emerging trends as well as future research areas. It considers both the system shell and programming environment approaches to expert system development.;College or university bookshops may order five or more copies at a special student price. Price is available on request.
Introduction to expert systems; theoretical foundations; knowledge representation; knowledge acquisition, verification and validation; uncertainty; machine learning; neural networks; hybrid expert systems. Appendices: an introduction to prologue; the expert system shell exsys; prologue and expert system products.