Accession Number:

ADA019641

Title:

Production Rules as a Representation for a Knowledge-Based Consultation Program

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The MYCIN system has begun to exhibit a high level of performance as a consultant on the difficult task of selecting antibiotic therapy for bacteremia. This report discusses issues of representation and design for the system. We describe the basic task and document the constraints involved in the use of a program as a consultant. The control structure and knowledge representation of the system are examined in this light, and special attention is given to the impact of production rules as a representation. The extent of the domain independence of the methodology is also examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE