Technische Universität München,
Fakultät für Informatik
Lehrstuhl Informatik IV,
Research Group Automated Reasoning
The MIX Project
technology now used in LEXMED
The LEXMED project
continues the work of MIX on medical diagnosis and has developed a
system to diagnose patients suspected to suffer from
appendicitis. LEXMED uses an improved version of
PIT as the inference engine.
MIX (Modular Integration of Connectionist and Symbolic Processing in
Knowledge-Based Systems, ESPRIT BRA 9119) was an ESPRIT project aimed
at integrating various symbolic and neural components to improve the
performance of knoweledge-based systems. MIX was sponsored by the EU
and had partners in Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany. The
project was successfully concluded in 1997, most of the web pages have
been frozen since then.
Important MIX links
- Here is a link to the MIX
project homepage in Nancy, France. Among other things you will
find links to all partners and a list of the participating
- The Research
Group Automated Reason has a page
describing MIX as well. It is sometimes slightly out of date,
- The MIX consortium has organized the 1996 European Autumnschool on
Hybrid Systems (ASHS) in Weingarten, an idylic small town near the Bodensee.
- We have realised a medical expert system
for supporting diagnosis of patients in a toxic coma
state, and offer access to it via the WWW. It is based on our
PIT system for reasoning with incomplete and uncertain
knowledge with Maximum Entropy.