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DESS - Demonstration Expert System Shell

DESS is an expert system shell that was written to accompany a course on Knowledge-Based Systems at the University of Aberdeen. It demonstrate some of the basic concepts of expert system technology, including:

DESS is written in Prolog, and the binaries that can be downloaded from this page have been compiled using SWI-Prolog (version 5.6.21). These binaries are stand-alone executable programs that can be used without any additional software being installed (including SWI Prolog).



Operating system Processor type Date compiled  
Linux 2.6.9-34.ELsmp i686 2006-10-12 Download
SunOS 5.9 sparc 2006-10-12 Download


Some of the example knowledge bases from the User Manual are available on-line: