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Expert system

A software system designed to emulate the processes and procedures conducted by humans in particular areas of expertise, thereby automating decision-making processes.
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expert system

a COMPUTER programme which simulates the problem-solving and decision-making behaviour of a technical expert in a particular field such as engineering and medicine. Like human technical experts, expert systems are able to learn from experience and restructure their knowledge in order to improve their future problem-solving.
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My men had orders to strike across country, avoiding roads, and establishing connection with any considerable towns whose lights betrayed their pres- ence, and leaving experts in charge.
And they are not apt to remember that most of the delays and blunders are being made, not by the expert girls, but by the careless people who persist in calling wrong numbers and in ignoring the niceties of telephone etiquette.
And no matter how wise a telephone expert may be, he can never reach perfection, because of the amazing variety of things that touch or concern his profession.
And one of the Bell experts, named White, improved the Hunnings transmitter into its present shape.
This he did in spite of a bombardment of explosions from leaky gas- pipes, and with a woeful lack of experts and standard materials.
"Why certainly, if you want me to; but you know I've had no chance to become an expert, and don't claim to be one.
He had wondered just what was precisely the reason for the Guggenhammers and the big English concerns sending in their high-salaried experts. That was their scheme.
He put trusted agents to work on the heels of great experts, and on the creeks where they began to buy he likewise bought.
The Guggenhammer experts concluded that it was too big for him to handle, and when they gave him an ultimatum to that effect he accepted and bought them out.
The mysterious sun-sickness, which the experts of Australia could not fathom, still ripped and tore my tissues.
They were geological experts sent to investigate the old question of the alleged supply of gold from the rocks round here, upon which (as it was said) the small city-state had so long maintained its credit and been able to negotiate with its neighbours even under the ceaseless bombardment of bigger armies.
The foreign visitors, especially the mining experts, were in the wildest doubt and excitement, as well as many important Prussian officials, and it soon began to be clear that the scheme for finding the treasure bulked much bigger in the business than people had supposed.
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