Diagnostic systems are among the most successful applications of knowledge-based systems (KBS) technology. This is true both in terms of the number of applications built, and in terms of the benefits which such systems bring. This book addresses the issue of the best way to build effective diagnostic systems for different types of diagnostic problem. Ten years ago, this would not have been much of an issue – there was really only one solution for building diagnostic systems: such systems were built using an expert system shell or a programming language. However, there are now several good ways of building diagnostic systems, and the appropriate solution will depend on the characteristics of the specific diagnostic problem.
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|Published - 1999