Until recently, fuzzy logic was the intellectual plaything of a handful of researchers. Now it is being used to enhance the power of intelligent systems, as well as improve the performance and reduce the cost of intelligent and "smart" products appearing in the commercial market. Fuzzy Expert Systems focuses primarily on the theory of fuzzy expert systems and their applications in science and engineering. In doing so, it provides the first comprehensive study of "soft" expert systems and applications for those systems.
Topics covered include general purpose fuzzy expert systems, processing imperfect information using structured frameworks, the fuzzy linguistic inference network generator, fuzzy associative memories, the role of approximate reasoning in medical expert systems, MILORD (a fuzzy expert systems shell), and COMAX (an autonomous fuzzy expert system for tactical communications networks.
Fuzzy Expert Systems provides an invaluable reference resource for researchers and students in artificial intelligence (AI) and approximate reasoning (AR), as well as for other researchers looking for methods to apply similar tools in their own designs of intelligent systems.
PREFACE. FUZZY EXPERT SYSTEMS THEORY. The Evolution From Expert Systems to Fuzzy Expert Systems. General Purpose Fuzzy Expert Systems. Inferences With Inaccuracy and Uncertainty in Expert Systems. On the Representation of Relational Production Rules in Expert Systems. Reduction Procedures for Rule-Based Expert Systems as a Tool for Studies of Properties of Expert's Knowledge. The Physiology of the Expert System. On the Processing of Imperfect Information Using Structured Frameworks. Fuzzy Linguistic Inference Network Generator. Advances in Automated Reasoning Using Possibilistic Logic. Fuzzy Associative Memory Systems. APPLICATIONS OF FUZZY EXPERT SYSTEMS. The Role of Approximate Reasoning in a Medical Expert System. Fess: A Reusable Fuzzy Expert System. Design for Designing: Fuzzy Relational Environmental Design Assistant (FREDA). On the Design of a Fuzzy Intelligent Differential Equation Solver. MILORD: A Fuzzy Expert Systems Shell. Medical Decision Making Using Classification Techniques for Establishment of Knowledge Bases. Fuzzy Expert Systems for an Intelligent Computer-Based Tutor. Expert System on a Chip: An Engine for Approximate Reasoning. A Probabilistic Logic for Expert Systems. COMEX-An Autonomous Fuzzy Expert System for Tactical Communications Networks.