Expert Systems for Scanner Data Environments: The Marketing by John M. McCann

By John M. McCann

This e-book is set the position of specialist structures in advertising, fairly within the buyer items undefined. part I describes the altering nature of purchaser advertising and provides the explanation and want for professional platforms. the rest of the ebook combines an educational on professional structures with a chain of professional approach prototypes. the educational fabric is gifted in 3 locations. First, part II is dedicated to introducing specialist structures quite often. bankruptcy three presents a basic creation to the subject, that's persevered in bankruptcy four the place a small specialist process (the merchandising consultant) is used to demonstrate the $64000 gains of a backward-chaining, rule-based process. The merchandising subject matter is prolonged in bankruptcy five the place a bigger process is gifted. the cloth in all 3 of those chapters used to be designed as an creation and educational at the most typical know-how for construction utilized professional platforms: the backward-chaining, rule-based inference engine. instructional fabric can be inside the physique of the chapters that describe the prototypes. This fabric is mostly within the kind of pattern ideas and an outline of the method for utilizing the foundations. The 3rd situation of the professional procedure fabric is in chapters that keep on with discussions of the prototypes. bankruptcy 7 is a technical bankruptcy at the coupling of professional platforms to standard systems.

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The manager can then use this simulator to ask" what if' questions or perform a simulation on the impact of other events on the brand's performance. She may be considering intangible variables such as brand franchise, but wants to see what the tangible cost will be if she considers it. This type of workbench begins to assume some of the characteristics of a Knowledge Medium. 2 A Knowledge Medium is a set of programs that enhance an individual's ability to apply knowledge to a problem. Managers need this kind of help from the computer.

In a frame-based system the developer could begin by specifying the attributes that the concept of a promotion device might have. These attributes might be things such as target markets, cost to the company, historical effectiveness, appropriate product categories, speed of market impact, effectiveness for new product introduction, etc. The entity "promotion device" could be dermed as a frame with these attributes. In addition to describing entities such as this, composed of many attributes, most frame-based systems allow the developer to create relationships among An Introduction to Knowledge Systems 47 frames.

Rules kb-6, kb7, and kb-8 fail, in sequence, as the first clauses of their premises are false. However, when kb-9 is examined, it is also relevant. The first part of its premise is true; however, the second clause, " and age-of-target-market = youth," includes a new and unknown expression. 2 proceeds as it does, and how the final value of "where-to-advertise" is derived from the success of kb-lO. The point of this walk through the knowledge base is that the system works backwards from conclusions to test premises and does so in a recursive fashion through a simple algorithm.

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