Diagnosing window problems: Building an expert system

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ConferenceProc. 4th Conf. on Building Science and Technology: 18 February 1988, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pages10120; # of pages: 82
Subjectexpert systems; computer programming; windows; sealed glazing units; condensation; windeks (window diagnostic expert knowledge system); knowledge-based systems; building science development methods; Moisture performance; système expert; programmation (informatique); fenêtre; doubles vitres scellés
AbstractAT IRC we have built an expert system, called WINDEKS, for diagnosing problems with windows. The program remains a research tool to discover and document knowledge based system (KBS) development methods particular to building science. The window diagnostic system illustrates many of the characteristics of expert system development for the building industry, from knowledge acquisition through knowledge representation to final verification of the knowledge-base and deployment. This system was developed on a specialized computer, but was ported to a micro-computer environment. This paper describes the possible forms and applications of expert systems in the construction indstry, and illustrates the development of a knowledge-based system using WINDEKS as an example.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number28920
NPARC number20375386
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