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A Neural Network Truth Maintenance System

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W. P. Mounfield, S. Guddanti

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-6413

J. Dyn. Sys., Meas., Control 113(1), 187-191 (Mar 01, 1991) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2896349 History: Revised January 01, 1989; Received May 01, 1989; Online March 17, 2008

Abstract

A novel approach using neural networks to solve expert system problems is presented in this paper. Facts are represented by neurons and their interconnections form the knowledge base. The Truth Maintenance System neural network arrives at a valid solution provided the solution exists. A valid solution is a consistent set of facts. If the solution does not exist the network limit cycles. An experimental setup was built and tested using conventional integrated circuits. The hardware design is suitable for VLSI implementation for large, real-time problems.

Copyright © 1991 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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