WISA - A Modular and Hybrid Expert System for Machine and Plant Diagnosis

Mario Thron, Thomas Bangemann, Nico Suchold

Abstract

Expert systems are well known tools for diagnosis purposes in medicine and industry. One problem is the hard efford, to create the knowledge base. This article describes an expert system for industrial diagnosis and shows an efficient approach for the creation of the rule base, which is based on the reusage of knowledge modules. These knowledge modules are representants for assets like devices, machines and plants. The article encourages manufacturers of such assets to provide diagnosis knowledge bases by using a proposed multi-paradigm rule definition language called HLD (Hybrid Logic Description). Rule based knowledge may be expressed by using various methodologies, which differ in expressiveness but also in runtime performance. The HLD allowes rules to be defined as propositional logic with or without the use of certainty factors, as Fuzzy Logic or as probabilistic rules as in Bayesian Networks. The most effective rule type may be chosen to describe causal dependencies between symptoms and failures. An evaluation prototype implementation has been developed in the research project WISA, which includes a sotftware tool chain for handling HLD files.

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Thron M., Bangemann T. and Suchold N. (2008). WISA - A Modular and Hybrid Expert System for Machine and Plant Diagnosis . In Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 978-989-8111-30-2, pages 338-341. DOI: 10.5220/0001497003380341


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icinco08,
author={Mario Thron and Thomas Bangemann and Nico Suchold},
title={WISA - A Modular and Hybrid Expert System for Machine and Plant Diagnosis},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2008},
pages={338-341},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001497003380341},
isbn={978-989-8111-30-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - WISA - A Modular and Hybrid Expert System for Machine and Plant Diagnosis
SN - 978-989-8111-30-2
AU - Thron M.
AU - Bangemann T.
AU - Suchold N.
PY - 2008
SP - 338
EP - 341
DO - 10.5220/0001497003380341