Knowledge Science

  • Tom AddisEmail author
Part of the Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing book series (AI&KP)


Once we have defined and implemented a simple version of intelligence, the problem now arises as to how this might be extended to be useful. One way is to use it in conjunction with the expert knowledge of some professional. To capture this expertise on a computer is particularly important when it comes to rare, expensive or vanishing skills. Intelligence itself is of no real value unless it can be used in the world of human affairs; it is this view that stimulated the idea of an ‘Expert System’. An Expert System is intended to capture the knowledge and skills of an expert in a computer program so that such a program can either replace an expert or amplify a novice’s knowledge to the point of being equivalent to an expert. The questions then arise of how we might harvest this knowledge and represent it in a computer, and how we can use such knowledge.


Expert system Taxonomy Heuristic Open and closed inference SFD FDL Human window 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Portsmouth School of ComputingPortsmouthUnited Kingdom

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