Developing a learning disabilities preliminary diagnosis expert system

Ghitha Al-Kalbani, Maryam Al-Ajmi, Samia Al-Fazari, Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi

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Technology, such as expert system, has driven all knowledge-seeking activities. This research paper represents the development of the Learning Disabilities Preliminary Diagnosis expert system. According to the literature, by the beginning of the twenty-first century, the total number of children who were recognized as having a particular disability that hampers their learning increased by an astonishing 80 percent. The system focuses on developmental and academic learning disabilities, and provides initial guidance as well as pre-diagnoses. By using several data collection methods, knowledge about this system was elicited from domain experts, a professor, and senior diploma students of learning disabilities in the psychology field. Through the system analysis process, rules and decision tables were constructed for developmental disabilities along with academic learning disabilities. Eventually, the system was tested and evaluated by the previously interviewed domain experts and potential users. Results indicate that there is a great potential for the developed learning Disability Expert System. In addition, the domain experts also provided some feedback and suggestions to improve the system's performance in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2014
EditorsPedro Sequeira, Pedro Sequeira, Carla Vivas, Carla Vivas
PublisherAcademic Conferences Limited
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781910309346, 9781910309346, 9781910309353
ISBN (Print)9781910309346
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventProceedings of the 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2014 - Santarem, Portugal
Duration: Sept 4 2014Sept 5 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM
ISSN (Print)2048-8963
ISSN (Electronic)2048-8971


OtherProceedings of the 15th European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM 2014


  • Education
  • Expert system
  • Knowledge management
  • Learning disabilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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