Suspending and Resuming the Execution of an Expert System
Original Publication Date: 1985-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19
An arrangement is described for allowing the rulebase of an Expert System (ES) to be suspended and all current knowledge saved so that the system can be powered off, and, when power is turned back on, for allowing continuation of the rulebase at the point where suspension occurred. When an expert system is used for running diagnostics that are being diagnosed on computer hardware, it is sometimes necessary to power off the machine. For example, the user may need to power off the machine to replace a part or re-seat a card. When the machine is turned back on and diagnostics are resumed, tracing of the rulebase should continue at the point where power was turned off.