Expert Systems — the Future?

  • A. J. Smith
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Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)

Abstract

At the end of this chapter you will be able to:
  • • Explain what is meant by ‘artificial intelligence’.

  • • Explain the meaning of the terms ‘decision support system’ and ‘expert system’.

  • • Explain the various terms used to describe different sorts of expert system.

  • • Discuss the various kinds of problems which expert systems can help to resolve.

  • • Discuss the application of expert systems to quantity surveying, the construction industry and the related professions.

  • • Discuss the advantages and limitations of the use of expert systems.

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© A. J. Smith 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurveyingTrent PolytechnicNottinghamUK

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