Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer and Information Science - (M.S.)


Computer and Information Science

First Advisor

David T. Wang

Second Advisor

Daniel Y. Chao

Third Advisor

Daochuan Hung


SPHINX is an object-oriented expert system addressed to solve the burning problems of pharmaceutical industry. SPHINX stands for Systems integration in PHarmaceutical INdustry using object-oriented eXpert system technology.

Various problems that American pharmaceutical industries are facing have been explained. Using the revolutionary object-oriented concepts and the powerful expert systems technology, it has been shown how a prescription can be written to solve all the problems of pharmaceutical industries. A problem "Minimizing the wastage of Interferon" has been taken to demonstrate the power of Object-oriented Expert System technology.