A collaborative fuzzy expert system for the Web

Tod A. Sedbrook
1998 ACM SIGMIS Database the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems  
A convergence of Internet and fuzzy logic technologies provides an opportunity for experts and end users to collaborate in developing, refining, and testing knowledge-based systems. Internet technology removes geographical and time-based restraints, and fuzzy rule bases are easier to understand and maintain. This paper describes an architecture and a prototype for developing, defivering, and maintaining expert systems on the World Wide Web. The system's collaboration components allowed experts
more » ... o monitor user consultations remotely, view ~, summaries of responses, and trace-rule inference chains. Experts and users participated in real-time chat sessions or posted questions on extended disi!! cussion lists. The system allowed experts and users to experiment with real-time enhancements of ~ knowledge bases. Fuzzy rules resulted in semanti- cally richer knowledge bases that flexibly handled ~ complex and uncertain knowledge. A fuzzy infer-~,. ence engine supported hedges and partial matching to assist users in applying knowledge and exploring Web-based data.
doi:10.1145/313310.313331 fatcat:hf2occ44lva6dks5ejmyvimmyq