EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY IS GROWING RAPIDLY.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,971.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4437
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Stanford Telecommunications In
6888 Elm St, Mclean, VA, 22101
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
WILLIAM M WILKINSON
(703) 893-3220
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
EXPERT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY IS GROWING RAPIDLY. COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PACKAGES (GENERAL PURPOSE INFERENCE ENGINES, KNOWLEDGE/DATA REPRESENTATION SCHEMES AND DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENTS) ARE MULTIPLYING. CUSTOM REAL-TIME EXPERT SYSTEMS ARE NOW BEING FIELDED. REAL-TIME FEATURES ARE BEING ADDED TO GENERAL PURPOSE PACKAGES. MAJOR STUMBLING BLOCKS STILL LIE IN INTER-SYSTEM COMMUNICATION, THE ALLOCATION OF LARGE TASKS TO MULTIPLE PROCESSORS AND PERFORMANCE. PERFORMANCE OF COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE PACKAGES IS IMPROVING. THE COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMERCIAL PACKAGES MAKES CUSTOM DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERT SYSTEM SHELLS DIFFICULT TO JUSTIFY FOR MOST APPLICATIONS. THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE PROBLEMS OF 1) MOVING REAL-TIME DATA TO/FROM MULTIPLE EXPERT SYSTEMS AND 2) GIVING THE APPLICATION PROGRAMMER FREEDOM TO EXPERIMENT EASILY WITH MESSAGE PRIORITIES AND TASK PRIORITIES/ALLOCATION. THE KEY TO THIS PROPOSED CONCEPT IS DESIGN OF A SET OF SOFTWARE TOOLS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE APPLICATION PROGRAMMER IN A MULTITUDE OF ENVIRONMENTS. THIS ALLOWS HIM TO DESIGN PRIORITIZED MESSAGES BETWEEN EXPERT SYSTEM AND REAL-TIME PROCESSES WITHOUT CONCERN FOR THE DETAILS OF IMPLEMENTATION. THIS ALSO FREES HIM TO CHOOSE THE BEST SHELL, PACKAGE OR CUSTOM SOFTWARE FOR EACH PIECE OF A PROBLEM.

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