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Capital Expert System
Author(s): Laurie Dowell; Jack Gary; Bill Illingworth; Tom Sargent
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Paper Abstract

Gathering information, necessary forms, and financial calculations needed to generate a "capital investment proposal" is an extremely complex and difficult process. The intent of the capital investment proposal is to ensure management that the proposed investment has been thoroughly investigated and will have a positive impact on corporate goals. Meeting this requirement typically takes four or five experts a total of 12 hours to generate a "Capital Package." A Capital Expert System was therefore developed using "Personal Consultant." The completed system is hybrid and as such does not depend solely on rules but incorporates several different software packages that communicate through variables and functions passed from one to another. This paper describes the use of expert system techniques, methodology in building the knowledge base, contexts, LISP functions, data base, and special challenges that had to be overcome to create this system. The Capital Expert System is the successful result of a unique integration of artificial intelligence with business accounting, financial forms generation, and investment proposal expertise.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0786, Applications of Artificial Intelligence V, (11 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.940599
Show Author Affiliations
Laurie Dowell, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
Jack Gary, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
Bill Illingworth, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)
Tom Sargent, Texas Instruments Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0786:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence V
John F. Gilmore, Editor(s)

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