Issue No. 05 - September/October (1991 vol. 8)
pp: 103, 105
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.1991.10050
<p>The frustration expressed by some leading researchers in the field with the limited number of large systems deployed based on expert-systems technology is addressed. It is argued that the problem is related to the inherent nature of rule-based programming. It is maintained that systems developed with the rule-based paradigm are unmaintainable, untestable, and unreliable. It is concluded that unless knowledge engineering has a set of mechanisms to address reliability and maintainability, it is headed for a crisis.</p>
rule-based programming; expert-systems; knowledge engineering; reliability; maintainability; expert systems; logic programming
"What's So Bad About Rule-Based Programming?," in IEEE Software, vol. 8, no. , pp. 103, 105, 1991.