Definition - What does Expert System mean?
An expert system is a computer program that is designed to emulate and mimic human intelligence, skills or behavior.
It is mainly developed using artificial intelligence concepts, tools and technologies, and possesses expert knowledge in a particular field, topic or skill.
Techopedia explains Expert System
An expert system is typically designed to provide capabilities similar to those of a human expert when performing a task. Moreover, it can be used to drive vehicles, provide financial forecasts or do things that human experts do.
An expert system usually has two core components:
- Knowledge base -- This component consists of data, facts and rules for a certain topic, industry or skill, usually equivalent to that of a human expert.
- Interference engine -- This component uses the facts and rules in the knowledge base to find and learn new knowledge or patterns.