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Combining heuristics and simulation models

An expert system for the optimal management of pigs
  • T. J. Menzies
  • M. Dean
  • J. L. Black
  • J. F. Fleming
Expert Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 406)

Abstract

The results are presented of a three month feasibility study for an expert systems project undertaken jointly by Stowe Computing and CSIRO. The aim of the study was to assess the suitability of an expert system for the intelligent analysis of the output files of AUSPIG, a computer program developed by CSIRO to mathematically model and thence optimise the management of pigs. A prototype expert system was developed, tested, and compared against the human experts, and it significantly outperformed them. As a result of this work, several domain independant heuristics were developed for optimising forward chaining.

Keywords and Phrases

AUSPIG expert system simulation modelling optimisation pigs forward chaining 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. J. Menzies
    • 1
  • M. Dean
    • 1
  • J. L. Black
    • 2
  • J. F. Fleming
    • 2
  1. 1.Stowe Computing AustraliaAustralia
  2. 2.CSIRO Div. of Animal ProductionAustralia

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