Volume 12, Number 2, December 2016 - DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21700/ijcis.2016.274


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21700/ijcis.2016.121

The Development and Acceptance of Autism Advisory Expert System

Amal Al-Wahaibi
Mahla Al-Hajry
Zainab Al-Bahrani
Kamla Ali Al-Busaidi* email: kamlaa@squ.edu.om

Department of Information Systems, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

*Corresponding author

Received: 1 May 2016
Revised: 10 August 2016
Accepted: 25 August 2016
Published: 25 December 2016

Abstract: This research paper aimed to develop an expert system designed to offer parents an initial diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Such a system would benefit parents who fear taking their child to a psychiatric hospital despite their need to do so. The system covers five diagnoses: Autism in low, medium and high levels, Asperger's Disorder, and Child Disintegrative Disorder (CDD). Once the system gives the parents a diagnosis, it also offers them a set of general advice for parents to follow so their child’s case won’t worsen. The system was evaluated by a domain expert and a set of potential users who listed the benefits, limitations, and risks.

Keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder; ASD; Expert System; Knowledge; Knowledge-based System.

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