6.871 SPRING 2006

Reading Summary:Lecture 6

Due Thursday, Feb 28, 9:35AM



Please answer the following questions in at most one page.


Lecture 6:Rule-Based Systems


R. Davis paper:


1)      MYCINís task:

a)      What was the task?

b)      Why was that particular domain chosen?

c)      What made it suitable for a knowledge-based system?

d)      What made it suitable for a rule-based system?


2)      What are the basic strengths and weaknesses of rule-based systems, as reported in this paper?