The New ROSIE Reference Manual and User's Guide
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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This report is a reference manual and users guide for the ROSIE programming languageenvironment and is intended to serve as the primary documentation for this system. The main body of this report consists of an informal, yet detailed, discussion of the syntax and semantics of ROSIE Version 3.0, including an explanation of the programming environment as a whole. A technical audience of readers is assumed readers interested in a less-involved presentation are directed to the introduction of this report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the ROSIE language. ROSIE Rule-Oriented System for Implementing Expertise is a general-purpose programming languageenvironment, designed specifically for developing expert systems. The primary motivation behind ROSIEs design is to aid the knowledge acquisition process i.e., the process by which knowledge engineers formalize the heuristics of an expert into executable code. To this end, ROSIE assumes its most characteristic feature, an expressive and highly readable English-like syntax. A second objective has been to support the development of significant applications. ROSIE provides a variety of language and programming environment features aimed at this goal. The language allows system builders to describe complex relations simply and to manipulate them symbolically and deductively.
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