Knowledge-based systems (KBSs) are computer programs embodying knowledge about a narrow domain for solving problems related to that domain (Teti and Kumara 1997).
Theory and Application
The first knowledge-based systems (KBSs) appeared in the 1970s, and because they contained high-level, domain-specific knowledge elicited from human experts, they were called expert systems (ESs). Today, the terms KBS and ES are often used synonymously, the only distinction being the context in which the terms are utilized.
The ESs exist in many forms, from medical diagnosis to investment analysis and from counseling to production control. Due to the advances of the last decade, today’s ESs users can choose from dozens of commercial software packages. At present, we accept as routine such ESs as weather forecasting, online mapping and driving directions, and diagnostic systems for automotive repair shops.
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