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Diagnosis Of Faults In Component Networks Using Constraint Based Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIENG930521

Volume

1

Pages

10

Published

1993

Size

754 kb

Author(s)

B. Knight, J. Pearce & P. Watts

Abstract

Diagnosis of faults in component networks using constraint based models B. Knight, J. Pearce & P. Watts School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computing, The University of Greenwich, London SE18 6PF ABSTRACT In this paper we propose a practical method for the diagnosis of faults in networks made up of interconnected components which may be modelled by means of a set of constraints. The method focuses on an efficient method to produce all sets of components which conflict with a given set of observational data. Reiter [1] has shown that if all the 'conflict sets' have been found, they may be used to derive all possible diagnoses. However, examining all subsets of components directly for conflict by use of a model leads to a large computational overhead. The method proposed here aims to reduce the computation for a known set of observations, such as for example readings from a known set of sensors. It is shown that in this case, we can precompute a set of te

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