This paper provides an informal look at the ROSIE programming language/environment. ROSIE (Rule-Oriented System for Implementing Expertise) is a general-purpose programming language developed by The RAND Corporation specifically for the task of building expert systems. The author presents ROSIE as a language for knowledge engineering applications, highlighting those aspects of the language which make it unique and examining the effect they have on the task of building expert systems.
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