Accession Number : ADA257215
Title : Integrating Neural Network and Expert Reasoning: An Example
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.
Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Hendler, James ; Dickens, Leonard
Report Date : Jan 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 9
Abstract : In this paper we describe a shell which has been developed to allow an integration of neural network and expert systems technology. The system, SCRuFFy, is based on an analysis of the different abilities and time courses of NN and Al systems. Critical to the processing of this system is a temporal pattern matcher which is used to mediate between the two subsystems, providing a signal to symbol mapping. This mapping allows the expert system to reason about the time course of signals which are classified by a connectionist network which is trained via classical back-propagation of error during a separate training phase. An example of the simulated control of the temperature of an underwater welding robot is presented to demonstrate these capabilities. Neural nets, Artificial Intelligence, Expert Systems.
Descriptors : *NEURAL NETS , *EXPERT SYSTEMS , CONTROL , PROPAGATION , TRAINING , PROCESSING , PHASE , INTEGRATION , ERRORS , ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , NETS , WELDING , UNDERWATER , PAPER , SYMBOLS , MAPPING , PATTERNS , SIGNALS , TIME , ROBOTS , NETWORKS , INTELLIGENCE , TEMPERATURE
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE