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Eliciting knowledge and transferring it effectively to a knowledge-based system

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2 Author(s)
B. R. Gaines ; Knowledge Sci. Inst., Calgary Univ., Alta., Canada ; M. L. G. Shaw

The knowledge acquisition bottleneck impeding the development of expert systems is being alleviated by the development of computer-based knowledge acquisition tools. These work directly with experts to elicit knowledge, and structure it appropriately to operate as a decision support tool within an expert system. However, the elicitation of expert knowledge and its effective transfer to a useful knowledge-based system is complex and involves diverse activities. The complete development of a decision support system using knowledge acquisition tools is illustrated. The example is simple enough to be completely analyzed but exhibits enough real-world characteristics to give significant insights into the processes and problems of knowledge engineering

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IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering  (Volume:5 ,  Issue: 1 )