Artificial Intelligence: the Expert Systems Approach to Medical Consultation

  • E. H. Shortliffe
  • L. M. Fagan


For over two decades, the field of artificial intelligence (Al) has focused on developing symbolic models of human inference. Recently these computing techniques and themes have come together to form what is now known as “expert systems research” (Buchanan 1982; Duda and Shortliffe 1983). This brief report reviews Al and expert systems to acquaint the reader with the field and to suggest advantages that these techniques may offer to computer systems for advanced medical monitoring.


Expert System Production Rule Medical Consultation Knowledge Engineer Ventilator Manager 
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  • L. M. Fagan

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