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Knowledge based expert systems are applicable to a wide range of engineering problems ranging from formation to derivation. At the formation end of the spectrum, design, planning and prediction have been identified as generic tasks with similar issues that are dealt with by experts, and need to be formalized for successful expert system implementation. At the derivation end, diagnosis, interpretation and monitoring have been identified as generic tasks with similar subproblems with which experts must cope. At the implementation level, four levels of programming have been identified: logic programming, production system programming, object oriented programming and hybrid programming. Tentative guidelines are offered to aid an expert system architect in developing a system as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsD. Sriram, R. Adey
PublisherSpringer-Verlag, Berlin, West Ger & New
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0905451473
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Allen, R. (1986). DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR EXPERT SYSTEMS. In D. Sriram, & R. Adey (Eds.), Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 651-658). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, West Ger & New.