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Expert System Based on Standard Script Tags

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107981D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 4 page(s) / 142K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Mead, SR: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Described is a method for an expert systems novice to develop a set of expert system rules, that can be used by an expert system driver tool. This will greatly simplify the creation of expert systems by ordinary people.

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Expert System Based on Standard Script Tags

       Described is a method for an expert systems novice to
develop a set of expert system rules, that can be used by an expert
system driver tool.  This will greatly simplify the creation of
expert systems by ordinary people.

      The expert system driver uses rules/questions documented in a
file according to standard SCRIPT tags. Based on these rules, the
expert system driver/tool will guide a person through whatever tasks
are required to be accomplished. Since the rules/questions are
created using standard SCRIPT tags, this will provide an expert
system tool novice with a simple method to create and maintain an
expert system application.  The novel change here is that these very
same rules/ questions are input to a standard program for processing
SCRIPT tags, such as IBM's BOOKMASTER*, program, that is designed to
create documents for human consumption.  This document can be used
for education, debugging, and enhancement planning by anyone within
an organization, even those who are not familiar with any expert
system tool.

      The key points of this disclosure are:
      1.  Allow an expert system tool novice, a method to design and
implement an expert system application using standard SCRIPT tags.
This novice would create the rules/questions using these common
everyday SCRIPT tags.
      2.  The very rules/questions created by this novice will be
input to an expert system driver to be used by the people that are in
need of the expert system application and, they will be input to a
standard SCRIPT process that will create a document of these very
rules/questions.
      3.  The document created by the SCRIPT processor can provide
education, debugging information, and a planning workbook for the
novice owner of the expert system application.
      SCRIPT tag question/rule layout, logic, and actions.

      The following is a sample question, along with the usage of all
of the parts of this example.  The rules/questions in the script
files will be in standard script format.
The id layout is as follows:
       QMMQQSS
where  Q= Constant
       MM= Milestone
       QQ= Question id
       SS= Subset question id

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      Line a-  This is a separator line.  .*===
      Line b-  This is KEEP ON.  This is used by BOOKMASTER only so
that each question will print on the same page. This line is not used
by the expert system driver.
      Line c-
      -  The first id=Q109900 is used to identify this unique
question, and the name of the variable where the response, if any, to
this questions is.  If this question was the current question being
handled, the Q109900 would be placed onto the screen as the unique
identifier.
      -  The 2nd id=Q109900 is an eye catcher when scripting the
source to print a book of the questions.

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