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A Prototype Rule-based Expert System with an Object-Oriented Database for University Undergraduate Major Selection

M. Ayman Al Ahmar Published in Artificial Intelligence

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2012
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  1. M Ayman Al Ahmar. Article: A Prototype Rule-based Expert System with an Object-Oriented Database for University Undergraduate Major Selection. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 4(8):38-42, December 2012. BibTeX

    	author = "Ayman Al Ahmar, M.",
    	title = "Article: A Prototype Rule-based Expert System with an Object-Oriented Database for University Undergraduate Major Selection",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2012,
    	volume = 4,
    	number = 8,
    	pages = "38-42",
    	month = "December",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


In this research, a prototype rule-based expert system for guiding high school students in selecting suitable undergraduate university majors is designed and developed. The system can also be used in the presence of academic advisors and teachers while advising their students to select the proper majors from the available options. The system is supported with an object-oriented database, and the interactions with the system are performed through a friendly graphical user interface. An overview of the system's model and a description of its structure are presented. The outcomes obtained by the current prototype show that the used expert system architecture resulted in successful computerized intelligent decision support software that is easy to maintain, modify, and extend.


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Artificial Intelligence, Expert System, Rule-Based Expert System, Object-Oriented Database, Academic Advising, University Major Selection, Undergraduate Major