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Bruce G. Buchanan
I am a Professor of Computer Science,
Philosophy, and Medicine, with the Department of Computer Science at
the University of Pittsburgh.
I am also co-Director of the Keck Center
for Advanced Training in Computational Biology.
research interests are in machine learning, knowledge-based
systems, medical expert systems, and computational biology.
I am pretty generally interested in
applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to any problems
in biology or medicine.
For an extended discussion of how I view AI research, see
B. G. Buchanan, "Artificial Intelligence as an Experimental Science."
In J. H. Fetzer (ed.) Aspects of Artificial Intelligence,
Amsterdam: D. Reidl, 1988.
- AI approaches to machine learning -- development of the RL induction system
- Applications of symbolic learning to problems in biology and medicine
- Case-based reasoning with application to prediction of protein 2ary structure
Some Representative Publications
- B.G. Buchanan and David C. Wilkins. "Readings in Knowledge Acquisition
and Learning." San Mateo: Morgan Kaufmann, 1993.
- Robert K. Lindsay, Bruce G. Buchanan, Edward A. Feigenbaum and Joshua
Lederberg. "DENDRAL -- a case study of the first expert system for scientific
hypothesis information" Artificial Intelligence Journal, Volume 61, No. 2, pp.
209-261, June 1993.
- B. Leng, B.G. Buchanan, and H.B. Nicholas. "Protein Secondary Structure
Predicition Using Two-Level Case-Based Reasoning".
Journal of Computational Biology 1(1), pp. 25-38 (Spring, 1994).
- Jerome A. Osheroff, Diana E. Forsythe, Bruce G. Buchanan,
Richard A. Bankowitz, Barry H. Blumenfeld, and Randolph A. Miller,
"Physicians' Information Needs -- Analysis of Questions Posed during Clinical Teaching,"
Annals of Internal Medicine 114, 576-581, 1991.