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PC AI (July/Aug 94) has an article about AI information on the Internet. [Peter Raeth ([email protected]), Neuron Digest, 7/15/94.]

David Melvin is planning a WWW page for neural networks combined with expert systems. Send contributions to [email protected]. [comp.ai, 7/19/94. David Joslin.]

NIST has co-developed an Expert Control System Shell (ECSS) for rule-based control systems. Message-passing modules can be built for asynchronous process control. The user interface is built from on-screen buttons, switches, slide controls, dials, charts, and graphs. ECSS currently runs on Macs. Steve Osella ([email protected]). [NIST UPDATE, 7/18/94.] (Since NIST is a grant-giving and coordinating agency, it pays to use the tools they favor.)

You can play with several interactive expert systems and "agents" on http://www-ksl.stanford.edu/knowledge-sharing /agents.html. (See also the README.html). One system models the space shuttle engines, and will generate corrective instructions if you close valves or cause other abnormal events. [[email protected], comp.ai, 7/28/94. David Joslin.]

Linda Lilburne has compiled a list of projects combining expert systems with GIS or map output for land use management or remote sensing. Contact l[email protected]. [comp.ai, 7/11/94. David Joslin.]

BABYLON is a Common Lisp environment for expert systems based on frames, rules, Prolog logic, and constraints. It runs on Mac, Sun, and other platforms. See Christaller et al. (eds), "The AI-Workbench BABYLON" (Academic Press, London, 1992). FTP Babylon-2.3.tar.Z (or .sit.hqx) from GMD/ai-research /Software/Babylon on ftp.gmd.de, or access the files via http://www.gmd.de/. Juergen Walther (juergen.walth[email protected]). [comp.lang.lisp.mcl, 6/21/94. Chuck Morefield.]

Garnet is a GUI development environment for Common Lisp and X11 or Macintosh, with prototype-instance OOP, automatic constraint maintenance, support for data visualization, two widget sets, gesture recognition, and many other graphic and interface tools. An overview appeared in IEEE Computer, 11/90, pp. 71-85; collected papers are also available from [email protected]. A few papers are also in /usr/garnet/garnet/doc/papers. Garnet has no restrictions on use or redistribution. FTP the README from /usr/garnet/garnet on a.gp.cs.cmu.edu (128.2.242.7). The Unix version supports nearly every workstation and Lisp (although AKCL and CLISP are quite slow.) A Mac toolkit in MCL 2.0.1 is available for early alpha testing, from /usr/garnet/garnet/alpha. The FAQ is stored as ftp://a.gp.cs.cmu.edu/usr/garnet/garnet/FAQ. Discussions are on comp.windows.garnet, or contact [email protected] to join the garnet-users list. The Garnet home page is http://www.cs.cmu.edu:8001/Web/Groups/garnet /garnet-home.html. [Brad Myers ([email protected]), comp.lang.lisp, 6/23/94. Chuck Morefield.]

Agent-related information can be found on http://pelican.cl.cam.ac.uk/people/rwab1/agents.html. [Ralph Becket ([email protected]), comp.ai, 6/26/94. David Joslin.]

Queen Mary & Westfield College (London), DAI Research Unit, has a WWW page for its multiagent work, including ARCHON and ADEPT. http://www.elec.qmw.ac.uk/dai.html. [Mark Johnson ([email protected]), c.i.announce, 7/25/94.]