'BEAKER' - An Expert System for the BBC Micro [article]

(:Unkn) Unknown, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen, Universitätsbibliothek Tübingen
This paper describes an attempt to implement a simple expert system on the BBC micro, using a knowledge base derived -from Clarke's classification o-f Beaker pottery, which is particularly well-suited to the task. The proposed system uses a combination o+ textual and graphics prompts to enable the user to identify and ultimately classify items, with provisions for new types being 'learned' by the program and added to the knowledge base. The implications of the use of expert systems in
more » ... ystems in archaeology are considered and possible future developments are briefly examined. It is concluded that the main value of expert systems lies in their ability to help us re-appraise our attitudes towards the classification of artefacts.
doi:10.15496/publikation-3310 fatcat:q4vr7wjo4nh4nib5lummfpbg4u