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An Expert System Algorithm for Computer System Diagnostics
Aaron Don M. Africa
Pages - 435 - 467     |    Revised - 01-11-2011     |    Published - 15-12-2011
Volume - 5   Issue - 5    |    Publication Date - November / December 2011  Table of Contents
Computer Systems, Expert Systems, Real Time Systems, Database Engineering, Information Management
In troubleshooting Computer Systems the two most common causes of delay are Trial and Error and having Incomplete Information. The problems in Computer Systems will be fixed faster if the Possible Cause of the Problem is already known. A solution to this is to use an Expert System. This system c an reproduce an expert’s expertise and can give an accurate recommendation on the possible cause of the problem for effective troubleshooting, thus minimizing trial and error. To know the Possible Cause of a problem there must be a complete set of information. These data will be the one to be inputted in the Expert System to give an accurate recommendation. A problem is that in reality a complete set of data will not always be obtained. There will be instances when the information gathered will be incomplete. This research solved the two most causes of delay which are Trial and Error and having Incomplete Information. This is done by developing an Expert System Algorithm that creates the rules of an Expert System. The rules created from the algorithm are nominal in terms that only the necessary information needs to be inputted. In instances that the data gathered are incomplete the correct Possible Cause can still be suggested. A theorem is also presented in this research about and the Information Dependency of Data which can be used with Incomplete Information Systems and unknown data. Formal Proof of the theorem is provided and its correctness was verified with actual data.
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Professor Aaron Don M. Africa
De La Salle University Manila - Philippines