Samuel Moyle and Michael Watts, University of Otago School of Business
This paper outlines the achievements made in the area of small expert systems, in particular the use of multiple Fuzzy Neural Networks (FuNN) within a single application implemented on a Palm sized device (Personal Digital Assistant or PDA). Also discussed is the opportunity for using the architecture as a generic problem solving method -- if a Neural Network is an appropriate solution to a problem then a PDA based implementation becomes possible. An overview of a real-world problem is presented. The proposed solution is outlined, as is the use of Fuzzy Neural Networks in the building of a small expert system. The generic architecture implemented, and the reasons for using such a structure, is discussed. Finally, the options for future development are outlined, as proposed by expert evaluators and system developers.