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This post contains the Expert System Shells FAQ. 

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focus on features and facts. Hype and vague generalizations will be removed.

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*** Recent changes:

;;; 1.32:
;;;  8-AUG-95 mk    Updated COMDALE entry in [1-6].
;;; 1.33:
;;; 21-DEC-95 mk    Deleted GEST entry, per Stefan Roth.
;;; 22-DEC-95 mk    Updated Gensym entry. New URL.
;;; 1.34:
;;; 18-JAN-96 mk    Updated M.4 entry.
;;; 19-JAN-96 mk    Updated the C-PRS entry.
;;; 1.35:
;;;  7-MAR-96 mk    Updated various Haley Enterprises entries.
;;; 19-MAR-96 mk    Updated ACQUIRE entry.
;;; 1.36:
;;; 10-MAY-96 mk    Updated EXSYS entry.
;;;  4-JUN-96 mk    Added TechMate entry.
;;; 20-JUN-96 mk    Updated telephone numbers for ILOG France.
;;; 23-JUL-96 mk    Updated XpertRule for Window entry.
;;; 29-JUL-96 mk    Replaced AIM entry with ModelQuest entry.
;;; 18-NOV-96 mk    Updated wxCLIPS entry.

*** Topics Covered:

  [1-1]  Introduction
  [1-2]  Other Sources of Information
  [1-3]  Bibliography of Expert Systems books, introductions,
         documentation, periodicals, and conference proceedings.
  [1-4]  Note about 'Real-Time' expert systems
  [1-5a] Free/Cheap Expert System Shells
  [1-5b] Free/Cheap Expert System Shells: CLIPS and Related Systems
  [1-6]  Commercial Expert System Shells
  [1-7]  Associations
  [1-8]  Glossary
  [1-A]  Acknowledgements

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