Expert system with natural-language rule updating

  • US 4,920,499 A
  • Filed: 09/30/1987
  • Issued: 04/24/1990
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/30/1987
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. An expert system comprising:

  • a processor connected to receive inputs from a plurality of sources;

    a collection of inference rules which are executable by said processor; and

    one or more output channels, connected so that said processor provides outputs on said output channels in accordance with inputs received on said input channels;

    wherein said processor is also configured to, on command of a user, present said inference rules in a constrained format which is readily understandable by a user who is not necessarily competent in any computer language, and permit said user to alter said executable rules by modifying said rules within said constrained substantially natural language format.

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