Title

Development of a methodology to validate large expert systems: structured based validation versus input-output validation

Abstract

Expert systems, like other pieces of software, need to be validated before they can be released. to the customer. Conventional software has been traditionally validated by the execution and evaluation of test cases. Test cases are typically generated by listing possible inputs to the system. If this list covers all possible inputs, then the set of test cases is said to be exhaustive. Large expert systems may contain hundreds or thousands of rules with hundreds or thousands of input parameters. The possible combination of all these parameters may be an extremely high number. This makes exhaustive testing impractical and often impossible. It is for these reasons that it is necessary to develop an efficient method to validate large expert systems. This thesis attempts to describe a new, structured-based procedure for the validation of expert systems. The results obtained while attempting to implement this methodology are also discussed. This paper focuses on testing a sample expert system using a set of test cases created with the new proposed algorithms and the traditional exhaustive set.

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Thesis Completion

1994

Semester

Summer

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Degree Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering;Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0021428

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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