- Morrill, J.P. and Wright, D., Four years' experience with failure analysis expert systems
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(last updated on 2007/04/08)
As the number of expert system applications grow, engineers are discovering practical limits to the technology of intelligent machines. At issue is the lack of efficient means for building and maintaining large knowledge bases. Researchers are actively experimenting with ways of structuring and organizing systems of knowledge to improve modularity and modifiability as the amount of knowledge gets large. Unfortunately, few general principles have yet emerged. This paper discusses a number of general lessons learned in the course of four years of study of the way engineers analyze metallurgical failures. These lessons help to reduce a number of the organizational problems associated with building and maintaining a large failure analysis knowledge base.
Artificial Intelligence--Expert Systems;