The development of an expert system shell with a mixed knowledge representation, explicit control of reasoning and a truth maintenance system

Jacobson, Guy (1988)

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This thesis concentrates on several important issues in expert system research, namely - representation of knowledge - control of reasoning - implementation of non-monotonic logics via truth maintenance systems. There are three parts to this thesis. PART1 covers the background research in the above mentioned topics. PART2 discusses the WISE system and the way in which research from PART1 was applied to the development of the WISE shell. PART3 considers the features of other expert system shells.