List of subject articles Expert Systems


    • Open Access Article

      1 - An Intelligent Autonomous System for Condition-Based Maintenance- Case Study: Control Valves
      Hamidreza Naseri Ali Shahidinejad Mostafa Ghobaei-Arani
      Maintenance process generally plays a vital role to achieve more benefits to the enterprises. Undoubtedly, this process has a high value-added in oil and gas industries. Process owner expectations and new technology acquisition have been changing the mindset of domain e Full Text
      Maintenance process generally plays a vital role to achieve more benefits to the enterprises. Undoubtedly, this process has a high value-added in oil and gas industries. Process owner expectations and new technology acquisition have been changing the mindset of domain experts to the new maintenance approaches and different newer methods such as condition-based maintenance models for improving the reliability and decreasing the cost of maintenance. Because of the high dynamic behavior of the gas and the instability of the input parameters, the need to apply a model with self-healing behavior is a serious demand in the gas industry. However, to the best of our knowledge, despite its importance, there is not any comprehensive study in the literature. In this paper, we present a new neuro-fuzzy model and a self-management control loop using real world data to meet the mentioned targets for a specified control valve in a gas refinery. ANFIS model is employed for the reasoning process which has six inputs (Inlet/outlet Pressures, temperature, flow rate, controller output and valve rod displacement), and one output that is a type of failure of the control valve and the most failures are considered based on domain expert knowledge. A suitable control loop is used to unceasingly monitor, analyze, plan and finally execute the process of prediction of failures. Due to undertaken improvement, there is a considerable change in reliability and financial indices. Moreover, the proposed approach is compared with two different methods. The results show that our proposed model comprehensively improves accuracy by 24%. Manuscript Document
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      2 - Context-Based Expert Finding in Online Communities Using Ant Colony Algorithm
      Mojtaba Sharifian Neda Abdolvand Saeedeh Rajaee Harandi
      Online communities are the most popular interactive environments on the Internet, which provide users with a platform to share their knowledge and expertise. The most important use of online communities in cyberspace is sharing knowledge. These communities are a great p Full Text
      Online communities are the most popular interactive environments on the Internet, which provide users with a platform to share their knowledge and expertise. The most important use of online communities in cyberspace is sharing knowledge. These communities are a great place to ask questions and find answers. The important challenges of these communities are the large volume of information and the lack of a method to determine their validity as well as expert finding which attracted a lot of attention in both industry and academia in. Therefore, identifying persons with relevant knowledge on a given topic and ranking them according to their expertise score can help to calculate the accuracy of the comments submitted on the internet. In this research, a model for finding experts and determining their domain expertise level by the aid of statistical calculations and the ant colony algorithm in the MetaFilter online community was presented. The WordNet Dictionary was used to determine the relevance of the user’s questions with the intended domain. The proposed algorithm determines the level of people’s expertise in the intended field by using the pheromone section of the Ant colony algorithm, which is based on the similarity of the questions sent by the users and the shared knowledge of the users from their interactions in the online community Manuscript Document