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Generating VM Knowledge-Based Systems From 1st Class

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102513D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Talley, TM: AUTHOR

Abstract

1st Class, an inductive "expert system" shell for DOS, enables rapid creation of diagnostic knowledge-based systems. Unfortunately, the product only produces consultation environments for the PC environment. A facility was needed to generate consultation environments for VM which functionally match those created for the PC.

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Generating VM Knowledge-Based Systems From 1st Class

       1st Class, an inductive "expert system" shell for DOS,
enables rapid creation of diagnostic knowledge-based systems.
Unfortunately, the product only produces consultation environments
for the PC environment.  A facility was needed to generate
consultation  environments for VM which functionally match those
created for the PC.

      MAKEKBS takes the knowledge base documentation, produced
directly from 1st Class, and generates a VM REXX exec and suitable
IOS3270 panels to allow the resulting consultation to be run in a VM
environment.

      To generate a consultation environment, the knowledge engineer
first creates a 1st Class knowledge base.  This knowledge base
contains question prompts, valid question responses, and the solution
texts.  One of the optional outputs of 1st Class is a tree-structured
documentation of the decision paths and a listing of all the text
values. These two pieces of documentation are provided as input to
MAKEKBS, which in turn produces a REXX "case" statement to mirror the
decision tree and a set of display panels for question prompts and
answers and for the display of solutions.  The execs are built in
such a way that multiple knowledge bases may be combined to form
larger  knowledge bases.   Also, the resulting execs return symbolic
names for defined solutions, such that the resultant exec may be
embedded within a larger application.

      MAKEKBS allows the...