Accession Number : ADA185709

Title :   Genie Inference Engine Rule Writer's Guide.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jun 86-Apr 87,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Brundick, Frederick S

PDF Url : ADA185709

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : An expert system is a program that mimics the performance of a human expert in some intellectual endeavor. The inference engine is the heart of the expert system. Genie (GENeric Inference Engine) is a rule-based expert system shell that was initially developed as the basis of an expert system to assist human experts in assessing the vulnerability of turbine jet engines. It is also being used to guide statisticians in performing non-para-metric analyses. The program is best suited for diagnostic and classification problems. The report is intended for the person creating a knowledge base to be used by Genie. A sample knowledge base will be built to show how Genie's various keywords work and how production rules are written. Detailed definitions and restrictions of the keywords, two sample knowledge bases, and sample runs are presented in the appendices. A glossary is included to explain the terms used. An inference engine shell will aid the development of future expert systems, while the expert systems themselves will make the vulnerability analysts's job much easier. This guide will enable anyone to create his own expert system.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTER AIDED DIAGNOSIS, CLASSIFICATION, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), HUMANS, INDEX TERMS, JET ENGINES, PRODUCTION, TURBINES, VULNERABILITY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, NONPARAMETRIC STATISTICS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE