Expert systems in industrial engineering

S. R. Kumara, Anjay Joshi, R. L. Kashyapg, C. L. Moodie, T. C. Chang

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An expert system can be defined as 'a tool which has the capability to understand problem specific knowledge and use the domain knowledge intelligently to suggest alternate paths of action'. This paper presents a structured framework for the development of an expert system. The five major aspects of expert system development are: Problem definition; knowledge acquisition, representation and. coordination; inference mechanism; implementation; and learning. These aspects are illustrated through the help of a modular robot configuration prototype expert system. Several industrial engineering applications in the areas of process planning, facilities planning, and maintenance and fault diagnosis are discussed and a comparative analysis of the different systems is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1107-1125
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Production Research
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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