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Table 2

ES feasibility assessment

ItemFactoraReturnbAssessmentc
Can the problem be solved efficiently by conventional programming? No No 
Is the domain of the problem well defined? Yes Yes 
Is there a need for/interest in ES? Yes Yes 
Is/Are there (a) human expert(s) to cooperate? Yes Yes 
Can the expert(s) transmit their knowledge? Yes Yes 
Does the solution to the problem involve mainly heuristics and uncertainty? Yes Yes 
ItemFactoraReturnbAssessmentc
Can the problem be solved efficiently by conventional programming? No No 
Is the domain of the problem well defined? Yes Yes 
Is there a need for/interest in ES? Yes Yes 
Is/Are there (a) human expert(s) to cooperate? Yes Yes 
Can the expert(s) transmit their knowledge? Yes Yes 
Does the solution to the problem involve mainly heuristics and uncertainty? Yes Yes 

aFactors suggested by Giarratano & Riley (2004).

bexpected return for the ES approach to be viable.

creturn found after feasibility assessment of ES development.

Source: Adapted from Giarratano & Riley (2004).

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