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Waterman, D. A. (Donald Arthur) 1936-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 227 publications in 2 languages and 4,181 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree
Classifications: QA76.9.E96, 001.642
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Most widely held works by D. A Waterman
Building expert systems by Frederick Hayes-Roth( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building an expert system; Evaluating and expert system; Expert system tools; A typical problem for expert systems
A guide to expert systems by D. A Waterman( Book )

31 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and Russian and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pattern-directed inference systems by D. A Waterman( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pattern-Directed Inference Systems provides a description of the design and implementation of pattern-directed inference systems (PDIS) for various applications. The book also addresses the theoretical significance of PDIS for artificial intelligence and cognitive psychology. The book is divided into eight sections. The introduction provides a brief overview of pattern-directed inference systems, including a historical perspective, a review of basic concepts, and a survey of work in this area. Subsequent chapters address topics on architecture and design, methods for accessing and contr
Expert systems : techniques, tools, and applications( Book )

12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Models of legal decisionmaking by D. A Waterman( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the application of rule-based computer models could provide valuable information to the settlement process in civil litigation. Models would be developed by asking lawyers and insurance company claims adjusters to describe how they try to settle specific cases. Reasons for litigators' actions on a broadly representative range of hypothetical cases could be translated into a series of "if-then" rules. Each rule would describe part of the litigator's decision as an interim conclusion reached for a given set of premises for subsequent rules. The rules would be incorporated in a computer program that attempts to reproduce litigators' reasoning processes. A limited prototype developed to explore the feasibility of such models is described. It indicates that at least some aspects of the settlement process can be described by such models, although further research is needed to develop more comprehensive models and to address technical issues
Potential applications of expert systems and operations research to space station logistics functions by Thomas F Lippiatt( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Note is the final report of an assessment study to determine the applicability of operations research, artificial intelligence, and expert systems to logistics problems for the space station, which must support multiple systems using only on-board resources. It recommends that the Space Station Program develop an integrated logistics decision support system to be used by all management levels during the design, development, and operational phases, and that three major logistics modeling capabilities be developed for a decision-support system: The first would provide on-orbit availability for each individual system; the second would compute the mix of on-orbit spares for each system; and the third would compute an optimum spares mix for each logistics module resupply mission. No existing models were found to be appropriate, but are probably within reach of current state-of-the-art operations research. The most promising area for expert systems in the space program is the area of fault detection and diagnosis. The authors recommend two applications within this area: troubleshooting RMS, the remote manipulator system for the shuttle, and developing an intelligent system for ground system communication equipment in a way that will encourage a fault-tolerant design."--Rand abstracts
An explanation facility for the ROSIE knowledge engineering language( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report describes the design and implementation of an explanation facility for the Rule-Oriented System for Implementing Expertise (ROSIE) knowledge engineering language, an expert system building environment developed at The RAND Corporation. An explanation facility is critical in the construction and utilization of an expert system, since it provides the mechanisms by which the expert system can explain its performance. These mechanisms typically show the user (1) why and how the expert system reached a given conclusion, (2) why the system asked for particular information, (3) how rules and data got added to the knowledge base, (4) what is the purpose of a rule or ruleset, and (5) why the use of a rule is justified."--Rand abstracts
TATR--a prototype expert system for tactical air targeting by Monti Callero( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a prototype version of the tactical air target recommender (TATR), an "expert system" developed at RAND to help tactical air targeteers select and prioritize airfields and target elements on those air fields. Under the interactive direction of a user, TATR can preferentially order enemy airfields, determine targets to attack on those airfields, and identify weapon systems that are effective against those targets. Its primary functions are to provide an attack plan and to project the results of implementing that plan. It applies predetermined heuristics to generate an initial plan, which can then be modified by the user. By projecting plan results over a series of days, TATR can assist the user in deciding on the best plan to implement. The program also interactively maintains and updates its databases and provides detailed information on plans, friendly force capability, and enemy force posture and status. TATR is programmed in the ROSIE programming language. Earlier versions of TATR were reported in N-1645 and N-1976
Evaluating civil claims : an expert systems approach by D. A Waterman( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of tools for building expert systems by D. A Waterman( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TATR--an expert aid for tactical air targeting by Monti Callero( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes an initial version of TATR (tactical air target recommender), a prototype 'expert system' being developed at Rand to assist tactical air targeteers in selecting and prioritizing targets. TATR applies a knowledge engineering problem-solving approach in which human domain knowledge is essential, and judgment plays a larger role than mathematical algorithms and stochastic formalisms. Under interactive user direction, TATR preferentially orders enemy airfields, determines targets on those airfields to attack, and identifies the most effective weapons systems against those targets. TATR is programmed in the ROSIE language, which has an English-like syntax that facilitates nonprogrammer comprehension and program verification. The program applies predetermined planning heuristics to generate an airfield attack plan. It then replans, incorporating user modifications, and projects a series of plans over several days. TATR interactively maintains databases by requesting and processing updates from the user and provides detailed information about plans, friendly force capability, and enemy force posture and status. (Author)
Design of a rule-oriented system for implementing expertise by Rand Corporation( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Note describes the preliminary design of a Rule-Oriented System for Implementing Expertise (ROSIE). This system will serve as a tool for model builders seeking to apply expert knowledge to the analysis of problems and the evaluation of solutions in complex domains, especially domains for which useful analytic models are unavailable. Models built within the ROSIE system constitute simulations in the application domain. Control in these models is data-directed. That is, actions are specified by sets of rules having the basic form: 'If CONDITIONS then ACTIONS.' The actions are executed when data matching the conditions appear in the model's data base. Major features of ROSIE include: hierarchic structures on data elements and rules, user selection of rule-invocation strategies, user control of rule iterations, user control of rule and data activation, and sophisticated user support tools. (Author)
Design issues for exemplary programming by Rand Corporation( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rule-directed interactive transaction agents : an approach to knowledge acquisition by D. A Waterman( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes the development of computer programs called user agents, which, through interaction with users, can either learn new facts and store them in a data base or learn new procedures for data manipulation and represent them as programs. These programs are written in RITA, the Rule-directed Interactive Transaction Agent system, and are organized as sets of IF-THEN rules or "production systems." The programs are able to act as "personal computer agents" to perform a variety of tasks. Four types of RITA agents are (1) an exemplary programing agent that watches a user perform an arbitrary series of operations on the computer and then writes a program (a new RITA agent) to perform the same task; (2) a self-modifying agent that performs ARPAnet file-transfer tasks for the user, modifying itself so that each subsequent time it performs the task, it can do so with less help from the user; (3) a tutoring agent that watches an expert demonstrate the use of an interactive computer language or local operating system and then creates a teaching agent that can help naive users become familiar with the language or system demonstrated by the expert; and (4) a reactive-message creating agent that elicits text from a user (the sender) and uses it to create a new RITA agent which is a reactive message; the reactive message is then sent to some other user (the recipient), who interacts with it; and during the course of the interaction, a record of the recipient's responses is sent back to the sender. (Author/CMV)
Artificial intelligence : a Rand perspective by Philip Klahr( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This paper offers a brief history of RAND's research in artificial intelligence (AI) and expert systems. The authors highlight RAND milestones beginning with the development of one of the first stored-program digital computers, the JOHNNIAC, to the current work on AI technology and its uses, including work on expert systems, knowledge-based simulation, and human-oriented environments. An extensive bibliography accompanies the text."--Rand abstracts
A rule-based approach to knowledge acquisition for man-machine interface programs by D. A Waterman( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1978 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heuristic modeling using rule-based computer systems by D. A Waterman( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to production systems by D. A Waterman( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production systems provide a simple, uniform way of handling control flow and data management in programs which exhibit intelligent behavior. They are particularly useful for developing programs which can learn from experience, i.e., which can demonstrate adaptive behavior. In this brief introduction to the subject the concept of the production system is defined, and simple examples of production systems are presented. Current applications of production system technology are also discussed. (Author)
An Office communication system design by H. T Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exemplary programming in RITA by D. A Waterman( Book )

4 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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