Report Number: CS-TR-82-926
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: Principles of rule-based expert systems
Author: Buchanan, Bruce G.
Author: Duda, Richard O.
Date: August 1982
Abstract: Rule-based expert systems are surveyed. The most important considerations are representation and inference. Rule-based systems make strong assumptions about the representation of knowledge as conditional sentences and about the control of inference in one of three ways. The problem of reasoning with incomplete or inexact information is also discussed, as are several other issues regarding the design of expert systems.