Enlighten: A Low Cost Unified Expert System Tool for Manufacturing
Final rept. Dec 88-Jun 91,
UNIVERSAL TECHNOLOGY CORP DAYTON OH
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The positive impact of expert system technology upon manufacturing can be heightened by eliminating some of the impediments in the creation of knowledge based systems. This report discusses the development of a semantic- based expert system development software tool, titled Enlighten, which is able to acquire, refine and deliver knowledge from a domain expert with limited computer expertise. Enlighten builds upon the Apple Macintosh philosophy for the user interface providing a tool that non-computer literate experts can use without the need of an intermediary. The design effort relies on semantic interpretation of typed English like statements to create linked hierarchies of related concepts. Significant challenges in semantic interpretation and knowledge representation were encountered and are documented in this report.
- Computer Programming and Software