Title: A simple and effective expert system for schizophrenia detection

Authors: Pawan Kumar Singh; Ram Sarkar

Addresses: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, 188, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700032, West Bengal, India ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jadavpur University, 188, Raja S.C. Mullick Road, Kolkata 700032, West Bengal, India

Abstract: Expert Systems are computer programs that are derived from a branch of computer science research called artificial intelligence (AI). But, most progress till date in AI has been made in the area of problem solving - concepts and methods for building programs that reason about problems rather than calculate a solution. Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder which is characterised by a wide range of signs and symptoms that reflect disturbances in cognitive, emotional, perceptual and motor processes. Schizophrenia ranks among the top 10 causes of disability in developed countries worldwide (http://tmm.trends.com). In this paper, an attempt has been made to develop an expert system which can detect a disease called Schizophrenia at an earlier stage in human brain.

Keywords: schizophrenia; expert systems; forward chaining system; artificial intelligence; mental disorders; human brain; early stage detection.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISTA.2015.072218

International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2015 Vol.14 No.1, pp.27 - 49

Available online: 05 Oct 2015 *

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