An Expert Planning System For The Manufacturing Domain
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Maria da Graça Pereira, Dr.
1 An Expert Planning System for the Manufacturing Domain Maria da Graça Pereira, Dr. REESC Caixa Postal 606, 88010-970 - Florianópolis, SC - Brazil E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract The purpose of the present work is to develop an expert scheduling system for producing ferrocement elements. The system is able to encapsulate some of the expertise used by planners in manufacturing environment. The knowledge acquisition process involves both the elicitation of knowledge directly from experts, and the analysis of reports from ferrocement factories. An application of the expert scheduling system is presented in order to verify its uses and to identify its principal difficulties and limitations. The model was implemented on an expert system shell called KAPPA Level 2.0, which runs in any standard IBM-PC micro-computer or compatible hardware. The evaluation of the system focused on the validity of the model, i. e. the degree at which the outcomes of the system resembled the outcomes of the human