Object Oriented Databases for Maintenance Expert Systems

  • J. C. Burneau
  • O. Thiery
Conference paper


We describe in this paper a particular category of expert systems: the Maintenance Expert Systems: that are dedicated to diagnosis and reparation of electro-mechanical equipment. STEAMER is a Maintenance Expert System of broadcasting equipment, realized in the French broadcasting company “TéléDiffusion de France”. We show that object oriented databases are the most convenient way for building voluminous knowledge bases. We then explain that many designers take part in the specifications of the systems, what leads us to propose a new concept, named multiple specialization. We conclude that the complete realization of STEAMER validates the proposed concepts.


Expert System Object Oriented Model Object Oriented Database Multiple Specialization Multiple Inheritance 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Burneau
    • 1
  • O. Thiery
    • 2
  1. 1.TéléDiffusion de France-CERLORMetzFrance
  2. 2.CRIN-URA 262Campus ScientifiqueVandoeuvre CedexFrance

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