Accession Number : ADP003943

Title :   The ACE (Automated Cable Expert) Experiment: Initial Evaluation of an Expert System for Preventive Maintenance,

Corporate Author : AT AND T BELL LABS INC WHIPPANY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Miller,F. D. ; Copp,D. H. ; Vesonder,G. T. ; Zielinski,J. E.

Report Date : JUN 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : ACE (Automated Cable Expert) is a knowledge-based system designed to direct preventive maintenance activities in the local telephone network. ACE was developed at AT&T Bell Laboratories to demonstrate and evaluate the potential for using expert systems technology in cable maintenance. This paper describes the role of ACE in the maintenance process and discusses the methods used to evaluate ACE's performance in the field. Some general issues for the evaluation of expert systems also will be considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Systems analysis, *Preventive maintenance, *Maintenance management, Telephone equipment, Cables, Accuracy, Telephone systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE