Slagle, James


A Method for Evaluating Candidate Expert System Applications

AI Magazine

We built on previous work to develop an evaluation method that can be used to select expert system applications which are most likely to be successfully implemented. Both essential and desirable features of an expert system application are discussed. Essential features are used to ensure that the application does not require technology beyond the state of the art. Advice on helpful directions for evaluating candidate expert system applications is also given.


A Method for Evaluating Candidate Expert System Applications

AI Magazine

We built on previous work to develop an evaluation method that can be used to select expert system applications which are most likely to be successfully implemented. Both essential and desirable features of an expert system application are discussed. Essential features are used to ensure that the application does not require technology beyond the state of the art. Desirable features help point to the applications that stand the greatest chance for successful implementation. Advice on helpful directions for evaluating candidate expert system applications is also given.


A Heuristic Program that Solves Symbolic Integration Problems in Freshman Calculus

Classics

A large high-speed general-purpose digital computer (IBM 7090) wasProgrammed to solve elementary symbolic integration problems at approximatelythe level of a good college freshman. The program is called SAINT,an acronym for "Symbolic Automatic INTegrator." The SAINT programis written in LISP (McCarthy, 1960), and most of the work reported hereJs the substance of a doctoral dissertation at the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology (Slagle, 1961). This discussion concerns the SAINT programand its performance.Some typical samples of SAINT's external behavior are given so thatthe reader may think in concrete terms. Journal of the ACM, Vol 10, No. 4, pp. 507-520, October 1963.