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Method for Storing Conclusion in an Expert System Disclosure Number: IPCOM000065528D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

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Ashford, TJ Burns, NA Iwaskiw, CT Starbird, R [+details]


A method is described to keep track of the rulebases called and the goals concluded by each rulebase of an Expert System (ES). The subdivision of the knowledge of an ES into several smaller units requires that several rulebases, rather than just one, be traced. Furthermore, the same rulebase might be traced several times in order to draw conclusion about multiple devices of the same type. Names of the rulebases have to be tracked, not only for final reporting purposes, but also for stack maintenance in order to page rulebases in and out. Another requirement is that all rulebases called be completely traced and all possible goals concluded. Finally, all concluded goals are to be remembered and presented to the user in an organized fashion after completion. This means storing goals internally in a Concluded Goals list.