The use of expert knowledge in the selection of CIG welding consumables

  • J. D. Baxter
  • R. B. Oldland
  • R. J. Bottomley
Expert Systems
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 406)


This is a case study of the conception and development of an Expert System, for use at point-of-sale, to advise on the appropriate "consumables" for a customer's welding task.

The paper discusses the reasons for, and justification of, the system, describes the development process and gives examples of how the system will be used.

Keywords and phrases

expert system welding welding consumables product selection marketing 


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10. References

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Baxter
    • 1
  • R. B. Oldland
    • 2
  • R. J. Bottomley
    • 2
  1. 1.Artelligence Pty. Ltd.South Melbourne
  2. 2.CIGWELDPreston

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