Knowledge-based Expert Systems in Chemistry: Artificial Intelligence in Decision Making
Chapter 19: Combining Predictions
Published:07 Feb 2019
Special Collection: 2019 ebook collection
Knowledge-based Expert Systems in Chemistry: Artificial Intelligence in Decision Making, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2nd edn, 2019, ch. 19, pp. 239-252.
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Computer prediction of chemical toxicity is becoming important in submissions to regulatory authorities for the approval of new pharmaceuticals and other chemical products. To reach a decision about the potential risks associated with the toxicity of a chemical, an individual human or a committee takes into account all available information. Some information may be corroborative, some contradictory, some irrelevant and misleading. Computer reasoning makes it possible to support decision-making by drawing together diverse information and presenting judgments about it with supporting explanations and justification.