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Design of knowledge-based systems with a knowledge-based assistant

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3 Author(s)
Schoen, E. ; Schlumberger Palo Alto Res., CA, USA ; Smith, R.G. ; Buchanan, B.G.

The authors propose a model for an intelligent assistant to aid in building knowledge-based systems (KBSs) and discuss a preliminary implementation. The assistant participates in KBS construction, including acquisition of an initial model of a problem domain, acquisition of control and task-specific inference knowledge, testing and validation, and long-term maintenance of encoded knowledge. The authors present a hypothetical scenario in which the assistant and a KBS designer cooperate to create an initial domain model and then discuss five categories of knowledge the assistant requires to offer such help. They discuss two software technologies on which the assistant is based: an object-oriented programming language, and a user-interface framework

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 12 )