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.
International Journal of Intelligent Systems Technologies and Applications, 2015 Vol.14 No.1, pp.27 - 49
Received: 07 Nov 2014
Accepted: 24 May 2015
Published online: 05 Oct 2015 *