Accession Number : ADA186953

Title :   From GUIDON to NEOMYCIN and HERACLES in Twenty Short Lessons.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Clancey, William J

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Report Date : Jul 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The idea of developing a tutoring program from the MYCIN knowledge base was first described by Ted Shortliffe (1974). In fact it was the mixed-initiative dialogue of the SCHOLAR teaching program (Carbonell, 1970) that inspired Shortliffe to produce the consultation dialogue of MYCIN. He conceived of it as a question-answer program in SCHOLAR's style, using a semantic network of disease knowledge. Shortly after I joined the MYCIN project in early 1975, Bruce Buchanan and I decided that developing a tutoring program would be my thesis project. The GUIDON program was operational in early 1979. This review describes the key ideas in GUIDON and the important developments of the following six years as research continued under funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Army Research Institute. The first three years were covered briefly in an earlier report (Clancey & Buchanan 1982). In general, only publications from this project are cited; many other references appear in the cited publications. Reprints; computer programs.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *COMPUTER AIDED INSTRUCTION, *TRAINING, *DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), ARMY RESEARCH, DISEASES, EDUCATION, NETWORKS, SEMANTICS, SHORT RANGE(TIME), THESES, MEDICAL SERVICES, MEDICAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics

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