Expert Systems and the "Myth" of Symbolic Reasoning

  • Jon Doyle
  • Published 1985 in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering


Elements of the artificial intelligence approach to expert systems offer great productivity advantages over traditional approaches to application systems development, even though the end result may be a program employing no AI techniques. These productivity advantages are the hidden truths behind the "myth" that symbolic reasoning programs are better than ordinary ones.

DOI: 10.1109/TSE.1985.231886

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@article{Doyle1985ExpertSA, title={Expert Systems and the "Myth" of Symbolic Reasoning}, author={Jon Doyle}, journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering}, year={1985}, volume={SE-11}, pages={1386-1390} }