Expert Systems, Expertise, and the Library and Information Professions
P. F. Anderson.
[Originally published in LISR (1988) 10:367-388.]
The research problems of expert system development are of potential
interest to librarians for two reasons. One, artificial intelligence has increasingly
moved into the library and information field, both as a tool for library
applications, such as technical services and reference, and as a potential
information medium. Two, the professionals involved in creating expert systems have
increasingly targeted needed skills for development among their cohorts, some
of which dramatically overlap with long standing interests of library and
To article. (Not yet available.)
- Artificial Intelligence Applications in Libraries
- What is an Expert System?
- Cataloging and Indexing
- Online Catalogs and Database Searching
- Reference Services
- Other Potential Areas for Artificial Intelligence in Libraries
- Trends in the Technology
- Expert Systems as an Information Medium
- Librarianship in Artificial Intelligence Research
- Knowledge Representation
- Knowledge Acquisition
- The User Interface Problem
- Problem Solving and Search Strategies
- Concluding Remarks
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