expert system
  • noun a piece of software which applies the knowledge, advice and rules defined by experts in a particular field to a user’s data to help solve a problem
  • An application of artificial intelligence which incorporates a knowledge base and an inference engine. It assists users in problem solving within its knowledge base, and is meant be the equivalent of a human expert, though a well-designed expert system can amply exceed such capabilities. Some such systems incorporate new knowledge with problem-solving experience. Used, for instance, to assist in medical diagnosis, weather projections, and so on.
  • A computer system incorporating an expert system (1).
  • acronym ES

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