An architecture for integrating expert systems

Niall M. Fraser, Keith W. Hipel, D. Marc Kilgour, Michael D. McNeese, Daniel E. Snyder

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Abstract

A conflict resolver is developed for mediating disputes arising among competing expert systems (ESs). The conflict resolver constitutes the key component of an overall decision support system designed for controlling a complex system or supporting the decision making of a human operator within the system. When competing ESs make conflicting recommendations for controlling the system, the conflict resolver uses a Delphi-like mediation to achieve a compromise solution. The mathematical framework for the comprehensive conflict resolution system is defined formally, and it is proven that the conflict resolver always reaches a consistent recommendation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-276
Number of pages14
JournalDecision Support Systems
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1989

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems and Management

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Fraser, N. M., Hipel, K. W., Kilgour, D. M., McNeese, M. D., & Snyder, D. E. (1989). An architecture for integrating expert systems. Decision Support Systems, 5(3), 263-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-9236(89)90034-1
Fraser, Niall M. ; Hipel, Keith W. ; Kilgour, D. Marc ; McNeese, Michael D. ; Snyder, Daniel E. / An architecture for integrating expert systems. In: Decision Support Systems. 1989 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 263-276.
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In: Decision Support Systems, Vol. 5, No. 3, 09.1989, p. 263-276.

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Fraser NM, Hipel KW, Kilgour DM, McNeese MD, Snyder DE. An architecture for integrating expert systems. Decision Support Systems. 1989 Sep;5(3):263-276. https://doi.org/10.1016/0167-9236(89)90034-1