Table 2

Item . | Factor^{a}
. | Return^{b}
. | Assessment^{c}
. |
---|---|---|---|

1 | Can the problem be solved efficiently by conventional programming? | No | No |

2 | Is the domain of the problem well defined? | Yes | Yes |

3 | Is there a need for/interest in ES? | Yes | Yes |

4 | Is/Are there (a) human expert(s) to cooperate? | Yes | Yes |

5 | Can the expert(s) transmit their knowledge? | Yes | Yes |

6 | Does the solution to the problem involve mainly heuristics and uncertainty? | Yes | Yes |

Item . | Factor^{a}
. | Return^{b}
. | Assessment^{c}
. |
---|---|---|---|

1 | Can the problem be solved efficiently by conventional programming? | No | No |

2 | Is the domain of the problem well defined? | Yes | Yes |

3 | Is there a need for/interest in ES? | Yes | Yes |

4 | Is/Are there (a) human expert(s) to cooperate? | Yes | Yes |

5 | Can the expert(s) transmit their knowledge? | Yes | Yes |

6 | Does the solution to the problem involve mainly heuristics and uncertainty? | Yes | Yes |

^{a}Factors suggested by Giarratano & Riley (2004).

^{b}expected return for the ES approach to be viable.

^{c}return found after feasibility assessment of ES development.

Source: Adapted from Giarratano & Riley (2004).

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