The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Expert Systems - A Natural History

Shadbolt, N. R., (1989) Expert Systems - A Natural History Shadbolt, N. R. (ed.) At Research & Development in Expert Systems VI.

Record type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


This paper examines the origins, current state and future prospects for expert systems. The origins are traced from the schism with classic Artificial Intelligence. The characteristics of early expert systems are described and contrasted with more recent developments. A number of influential forces operating on present day systems are reviewed. The future trends in the evolution of expert systems are discussed.

PDF A_Natural_History_of_Expert_Systems_1989.pdf - Version of Record
Download (1MB)

More information

Published date: 1989
Venue - Dates: Research & Development in Expert Systems VI, 1989-01-01
Organisations: Web & Internet Science


Local EPrints ID: 252374
PURE UUID: e752d5f4-a3ab-4234-9754-bd28092e8e25

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 20 Jan 2000
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:04

Export record

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton:

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.