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Gero, John S. and Coyne, Richard D.
Developments in Expert Systems for Design Synthesis
New York: 1986. pp. 193-203
The applicability of expert systems to design synthesis is demonstrated. This is achieved by means of inference rules which can interpret design specifications in order to produce designs. This approach is applicable to certain classes of design problems which can be subdivided into independent subproblems. An expert system which contains knowledge about conflict resolution applicable to the more general class of design problem is demonstrated