Expert Systems Research

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Science  15 Apr 1983:
Vol. 220, Issue 4594, pp. 261-268
DOI: 10.1126/science.6340198


Artificial intelligence, long a topic of basic computer science research, is now being applied to problems of scientific, technical, and commercial interest. Some consultation programs, although limited in versatility, have achieved levels of performance rivaling those of human experts. A collateral benefit of this work is the systematization of previously unformalized knowledge in areas such as medical diagnosis and geology.