Accession Number : ADA192465

Title :   Knowledge Acquisition for Expert Systems in Construction.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. no. 2, 13 Dec 85-31 Mar 86,

Corporate Author : LOUGHBOROUGH UNIV OF TECHNOLOGY (ENGLAND) DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Trimble, E G ; Allwood, R J ; Bryman, A E

PDF Url : ADA192465

Report Date : 31 Mar 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : We have identified and obtained access to eight examples of expert systems developed for the construction industry and have examined these by discussion with their originators. We have arrived at very tentative conclusions: (1) In all cases the assembly of the knowledge base was undertaken on an ad hoc exploratory basis; (2) There was little or no evidence of verification either in relation to the credibility of the domain expert or of the knowledge base once assembled; (3) In only one case is the system likely to be used in the real world.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION, INDUSTRIES

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE