Hart, Peter

Progress on a Computer-Based Consultant


Computer based consultants are systems that incorporate specialized bodies of knowledge and make this knowledge conveniently available to users who are not computer experts. This paper summarizes initial progress on a computer based consultant project aimed at helping a novice mechanic work with electromechanical equipment. We describe some properties and abilities of consultants, and present results to date on the problem solving, vision, and natural language components of our evolving system.Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Vol 2, pp. 831-841, 1975.