Expert Systems?

Alex Rice alex at
Wed Oct 9 22:26:01 EDT 2002

On Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 05:02  AM, Herve Proudhon wrote:

> In my experience (and in the narrow limits I described), the main 
> problems are not technical but are in the validation process and the 
> expertise transfer :
>    - how to extract the knowledge from experts
>    - how to structure the knowledge (choice of intermediate goals) to 
> avoid exponential and completeness problems.

You make it sound so easy!

I know enough Math to know that I don't want to write my own inference 
engine :-)

I am leaning towards using Revolution to provide an easy front-end to 
writing rules for the CLIPS engine, which I will run as a shell 
process. Once that much is working I may look at building CLIPS as a 
Revolution external.

Unless anyone has open-source examples of expert systems in xtalk or 

Alex Rice, Software Developer
Architectural Research Consultants, Inc.
alrice at
alex_rice at

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