: Beginning a consultation
Diagnosing Why a Car Won't Start
You are about to leave for work but discover that your car won't start -- so you contact your trusted mechanic. The "Auto Diagnosis" knowledge base implements an expert system demonstration that simulates your interaction with this human expert to diagnose the problem and decide what to do next.
consultation leads first to a description of the scenario supported by the specific knowledge base
minimum confidence factor
(CF) used to accept an input or derived value as a fact is shown below. Setting the CF to a lower value may produce more results (with less confidence in these results):
You can change the value of the minimum confidence factor from its default with these radio buttons: 70% or 80% typically work well
Click this button to begin a new interview...
If you allow "cookies" to be accepted by your Web browser, you may use the
button on the
screen at any time during a session to store all of the answers you have submitted up to that point. To reload the answers most recently saved (if there are any), start your interview with the following button:
When you restart an interview, the minimum confidence factor will be reset to the value it had when you saved your input.
or, if you have interrupted an earlier consultation with this knowledge base and saved your input, you may resume your interview with the "Reload saved input..." button
[NOTE: button clicks during this tutorial are used to navigate among the slides. Run the 'Auto Diagnosis expert system' to see the results of actual inputs.]
link or any button to continue the tutorial
Run the Auto Diagnosis expert system on which this tutorial is based