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Oxman, Rivka E. and Gero, John S.
Using an Expert System for Design Diagnosis and Design Synthesis
Expert Systems. 1987. vol. 4: pp. 4-15 : ill. includes bibliography
This paper describes the concepts which allow an expert system to be used for both design diagnosis and design synthesis. An example of the implementation of these concepts is presented in the domain of preliminary design of domestic kitchens in the expert system PREDIKT. PREDIKT carries out both design diagnosis and design synthesis using the same knowledge base and utilizes an existing expert system shell which has forward and backward chaining capabilities. The significance of graphical interaction with expert systems in design domains is demonstrated