An Error Correcting Protocol for Medical Expert Systems

  title={An Error Correcting Protocol for Medical Expert Systems},
  author={Jerrold A. Landau and Kenneth H. Norwich and Stephen Jw Evans and Bohdan Pich},
  journal={International Journal of Man-Machine Studies},
Abstract The problem of user error in medical expert systems is discussed. Human users are often not accustomed to the rigour demanded by computers, while computers are generally intolerant of human imprecision. Incorrect or insufficient entry of data into an expert system will usually result in errors in deduction by the computer, and these errors in turn lead to user frustration. The “perturbation technique”, which is introduced in this paper, is designed to detect and rectify critical errors… CONTINUE READING

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