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Method for Transferring Collected Data Between Rulebases of Expert Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059790D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Benignus, DM Burns, NA Iwaskiw, CT Starbird, RP [+details]

Abstract

An arrangement is described which permits the transfer of data in an Expert System (ES) between two separate rulebases during a continuous session and/or which allows information to be passed into the expert system when it is called. The knowledge base of ES may be segmented into multiple rulebases, each designed to diagnose, for example, a single component of a data processing system. Each rulebase could at any point in the consultation call another rulebase. Therefore, it is necessary to pass information between rulebases. The rulebase consists of a forest of n-ary trees with goals at the root of the tree and evidences and external nodes at the leaves of the tree. The evidence nodes refer to questions asked to the user. These questions are sometimes called classes.