Contents of the CLIPS.DOC file
CLIPS On-line Release Notes
Version 4.11 January 22, 1988
CLIPS is a rule-based expert system developed by NASA. For a review of this
package, see the Nov 88 issue of IEEE Computer Magazine. CLIPS is not a
commercial product, and is not supported to the extent that a commercial
product normally would be.
This disk serves to demonstrate CLIPS. It contains several files with the .CLP
extension. These are knowledge bases for sample expert systems which CLIPS can
run. To run these examples use the following instructions. More extensive
documentation comes with the package. There is no further on-disk
documentation. However, each .CLP file contains text which gives an
explanation of the knowledge base.
a) Put this disk into the default disk drive
b) Type in CLIPS
c) At the CLIPS> prompt, type in (clear)
Notice the syntax and case sensitivity.
d) At the CLIPS> prompt, type in (load "filename.CLP")
e) At the next CLIPS> prompt, type in (reset)
f) At the next CLIPS> prompt, type in (run)
g) To restart any session with the currently loaded knowledge
base, go back to step e).
h) To start a session with a new knowledge base, go back to
i) To get back to the operating system, type in (exit) at the
HOW TO GET CLIPS
CLIPS was developed by the Artificial Intelligence Section of the Mission
Planning and Analysis Division at NASA/Johnson Space Center. CLIPS is
available through COSMIC, the NASA software distribution center. The cost of
CLIPS is about $250 for both source code and MS-DOS executable. Unlimited
copies can be made after purchasing CLIPS through COSMIC. The same source code
will run on nearly any machine which can support an ANSI or K&R C compiler. The
COSMIC program number is MSC-21208. COSMIC can be contacted at:
382 E. Broad St.
Athens, GA 30602
Have fun and enjoy this package. Use your text editor to experiment with
changes to the sample knowledge bases but make a copy of them first.