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The potential for expert systems in agricultural systems management

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Gaultney, Larry D. (main author / Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN)
Format:
Conference paper
Publication Date:
1985
Published:
USA
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois Box: 87
Subject Term:
computers
Notes:
Paper presented at the 1985 Summer meeting of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers; 1985 June 23-26; Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, St. Joseph, MI : American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1985. 11 p. (Microfiche No. 85-5033), The area of expert systems, a branch of artificial intelligence, is one of the latest computer-based problem solving techniques which is gaining acceptance in agricultural decision-making. Problems which were here-to-fore unsolvable by formal, structured, algorithmic computer programs can be solved using the heuristic and symbolic knowledge incorporated in an expert system. A good expert system can make decisions or give advice equivalent to those of a human expert in a specific area of expertise.