Heuristic Techniques in Computer Aided Circuit Analysis,
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE LAB
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Whereas other circuit analysis systems rely on classical, formal analysis techniques, EL employs heuristic inspection methods to solve rather complex DC bias circuits. These techniques also give EL the ability to explain any result in terms of its own qualitative reasoning processes. ELs reasoning is based on the concept of a local one-step deduction augmented by various teleological principles and by the concept of a macro-element. Several annotated examples of EL in operation and an explanation of how it works were presented. Also how EL can be extended in several directions, including sinusoidal steady state analysis were discussed. EL is significant not only as a novel approach to circuit analysis but also as an application of Artificial Intelligence techniques to a new and interesting domain.
- Electricity and Magnetism