A tool for interactive verification and validation of rule-based expert systems.
AuthorJafar, Musa Jafar.
AdvisorBahill, A. Terry
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractInteractive as well as Automatic Verification and Validation is valuable, especially when the size of a knowledge base grows and manual techniques are not feasible. It ensures the stability of the system and raises the confidence in its level of performance. In this dissertation I address the problem of verification and validation of rule based expert systems. It is a problem knowledge engineers have to deal with while building their expert systems to ensure the reliability, accuracy, and completeness of their knowledge bases. The objective of this research is to make it easy for expert systems developers to build the right system by proposing practical and simple methods for building verification and validation programs to insure the integrity and performance of large scale knowledge based systems.
Degree ProgramSystems and Industrial Engineering