Reference: Cooper, G. F. Expert Systems Based on Belief Networks - Current Research Directions. February, 1988.
Abstract: An expert system is a computer program that is designed to solve problems at a level comparable to that of a human expert in a given domain. Often expert systems require a representation of uncertainty. This paper highlights some of the key developments in the history of representing uncertainty in expert systems. An uncertainty representation called belief networks is then introduced and its use in expert systems is motivated. The paper concludes with a discussion of current directions of belief network research.
Notes: 21 pages.