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amy
September 15th, 2006, 05:44 PM
Can someone please help me how to describe how a database of known problems may be compiled and how it would be utilised.

Vlad
September 15th, 2006, 06:23 PM
First, we don't provide homework help like this and How on earth is this a Hardware question?

I have a feeling this will dissappear once Mike logs on next time, Vlad's feelin lazy......

-VK

Terry Yager
September 15th, 2006, 06:26 PM
Can someone please help me how to describe how a database of known problems may be compiled and how it would be utilised.

Homework?

I'm thinking expert systems/AI, myself...

--T

Terry Yager
September 15th, 2006, 06:38 PM
First, we don't provide homework help like this and How on earth is this a Hardware question?

I have a feeling this will dissappear once Mike logs on next time, Vlad's feelin lazy......

-VK

Wow! This is too weird...

--T

Vlad
September 15th, 2006, 06:42 PM
That would be Fuzzy Logic, in AI the database is usually the "memory" of the AI construct. At least in the ones I've delt with anyway. I almost deleted it, but I was going to let Mike or Erik deal with it since we seem divided. O_o

-VK

Terry Yager
September 15th, 2006, 06:48 PM
That would be Fuzzy Logic, in AI the database is usually the "memory" of the AI construct. At least in the ones I've delt with anyway. I almost deleted it, but I was going to let Mike or Erik deal with it since we seem divided. O_o

-VK

Mebbe I'm thinking too vintagely (is that a word?). Some of the old-skool 'Expert Systems' (early attempts at AI) would consult a separate database, IIRC.

--T

modem7
September 15th, 2006, 07:36 PM
Yep. Sounds like homework to me. I think we're after a simple answer here.

The database could be computer based or paper based.
The database is compiled and utilised by database users in the following way:

As a database user is presented with a problem, they first search the database for the problem.

If they find the problem (i.e. a known problem), they can utilise the solution/s listed against that problem.

If they don't find the problem, they revisit the database after they've found a solution, and create an entry for that problem/solution. In this way, the database is slowly being compiled.

Also, had the problem been found in the database and the listed solution/s didn't work, the database user would normally revisit the database to add their solution to the problem. Again, the database is slowly being compiled.

mbbrutman
September 15th, 2006, 08:13 PM
Homework answer:

Just like any real life situation, experience counts. A 'database' of prior problems and solutions is a proxy for experience.

For example, if you've been hit over the head with a hammer, your database in your head will automatically remind you to avoid the hammer next time.


Sorry Vlad, had to do that just to prove you wrong. ;-)

I've actually been busy hacking on my TCP/IP ...

carlsson
September 16th, 2006, 01:27 AM
If you compile something full of problems, you tend to end up with a lot of error messages and warnings from the compiler, no matter if it is a database or something else.