Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Knowledge base

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_503

That part of an expert system containing application-specific reasoning knowledge that the inference engine uses in the course of reasoning about a problem. In expert systems whose reasoning knowledge is represented as rules, the knowledge base is a rule set or rule base. A knowledge base can also contain other kinds of knowledge. Artificial intelligence; Expert systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA