expert system (ES)

expert system (ES): A computer system that facilitates solving problems in a given field or application by drawing inference from a knowledge base developed from human expertise. Note 1: The term "expert system " is sometimes used synonymously with "knowledge-based system," although it is usually taken to emphasize expert knowledge. Note 2: Some expert systems are able to improve their knowledge base and develop new inference rules based on their experience with previous problems.

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