Expert Systems and Squeak
wallingf at cs.uni.edu
Fri Jan 8 22:36:28 UTC 1999
> Note that Tektronix originally sold Smalltalk on their "AI workstation",
> that "Applied Reasoning" started life as an AI company (the founders
> learned Smalltalk on a robotics project at Purdue) and I wouldn't be
> surprised if "Knowledge Systems Corporation" didn't, as well. I am not
> an AI expert, but I think Smalltalk would do well at it.
Folks interested in Smalltalk for AI should talk to Jon Sticklen
(sticklen at cps.msu.edu), head of the Intelligent Systems Laboratory
(http://isl.cps.ms.edu/, I think). When I was a student of Jon's
in the late '80s, he made a conscious choice to move from Lisp
to Smalltalk for all of our major knowledge-based systems projects.
They have built and are using and refining a number of KBS shells,
both for small research projects and for larger, fielded applications.
I haven't been able to draw Jon into the Squeak fold yet, but I'm
still working on him.
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