AI Algorithms

Expert Systems you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Four AI Algorithm Projects with Python
basic Python • basic mathematics
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expert system concepts • the Animal Game
Rod Stephens
1 week · 2-4 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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In this liveProject, you'll take over administering a zoo automatically by crafting three different kinds of expert systems to help customers determine what animal they’re looking at. An expert system captures an expert's know-how by encoding it in a knowledge base. You’ll create a prototype 20-Questions-style game expert system, then expand it with logical rules and Boolean statements to build more powerful and realistic expert systems.

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Rod Stephens

Rod Stephens started out as a mathematician but discovered the fun of algorithms and has been programming ever since. Rod was a Microsoft Visual Basic Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 15 years, has spoken to user groups and conferences, and has taught introductory programming courses. He has written more than 35 books including Essential Algorithms: A Practical Approach to Computer Algorithms Using Python and C# and Beginning Software Engineering, both of which include material related to this series of liveProjects.


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In this liveProject, you’ll learn two of the underlying algorithms that power expert systems—a common and powerful approach to Artificial Intelligence.

  • Building a knowledge base
  • Building an inference engine
  • Simple trees
  • Picking the best question to ask


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