Expert systems and the CPI product substitution review: A needs analysis for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

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This report presents recommendations relative to the use of expert systems and machine learning techniques by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to substantially automate product substitution decisions associated with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Thirteen commercially available, PC-based expert system shells have received in-depth evaluations. Various machine learning techniques were also reviewed. Two recommendations are given: (1) BLS should use the expert system shell LEVEL5 OBJECT and establish a software development methodology for expert systems; and (2) BLS should undertake a small study to evaluate the potential of machine learning techniques to create and maintain the approximately 350 ELI-specific ... continued below

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Arrowood, L.F. & Tonn, B.E. February 1, 1992.

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This report presents recommendations relative to the use of expert systems and machine learning techniques by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to substantially automate product substitution decisions associated with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Thirteen commercially available, PC-based expert system shells have received in-depth evaluations. Various machine learning techniques were also reviewed. Two recommendations are given: (1) BLS should use the expert system shell LEVEL5 OBJECT and establish a software development methodology for expert systems; and (2) BLS should undertake a small study to evaluate the potential of machine learning techniques to create and maintain the approximately 350 ELI-specific knowledge bases to be used in CPI product substitution review.

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  • Other: DE92008237
  • Report No.: ORNL/TM-11987
  • Grant Number: AC05-84OR21400
  • DOI: 10.2172/5761559 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1103212

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Arrowood, L.F. & Tonn, B.E. Expert systems and the CPI product substitution review: A needs analysis for the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, report, February 1, 1992; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1103212/: accessed November 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.