Proceedings of the IEA/AIE 13th International Conference, June 19-22, 2000., New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
decision-making support; expert system; collision avoidance; verification & validation; simulation-based procedure; système expert; système anticollision; vérification et validation; procédure à base de simulations
It is well recognized that the evaluation of the developed knowledge-based system is very important and cliff cult in the development of expert systems in the domains such as aviation, and navigation. To alleviate some of the difficulties, and to reduce the development cost, the authors proposed an evaluating procedure based on simulation. The proposed procedure was designed to validate the functionality and capability of an expert system that was developed to provide decision-making support in ship navigation. In this paper, the developed expert system for collision avoidance is first outlined, then how to evaluate the developed expert system by using the simulation-based approach will be presented in detail. The conclusion is that the simulation-based procedure is effective and feasible for evaluating expert systems in a number of different domains.