Title

Abie: An Ada-based Inference Engine

Abstract

An Inference Engine is that portion of an Expert System which, using input information, searches the rules associated with the system and attempts to draw conclusions. At present, commercial inference mechanisms have been written mainly in Lisp and C. However, in recent years due to the support of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), research in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ada has begun to flourish. This research is primarily concerned with the design and implementation of an Ada-Based Inference Engine (ABIE) which uses forward-chaining via the Rete algorithm for pattern matching. The results of testing the inference mechanism are shown, and the importance of incorporating software engineering techniques is discussed. Areas for future research (e.g., modifying existing data structures and adding packages) are detailed.

Notes

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Graduation Date

1989

Semester

Summer

Advisor

Linton, Darrell G.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Engineering

Department

Computer Engineering

Format

Print

Language

English

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

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

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