[1990] Proceedings. The Fifth Annual AI Systems in Government Conference

6-11 May 1990

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  • Proceedings. The Fifth Annual AI Systems in Government Conference (Cat. No.90CH2875-3)

    Publication Year: 1990
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  • A knowledge-based multi-modal interface

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):112 - 119
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    The construction of the user interface is extremely costly, with some estimates as high as 60% of the development of a software system. Compounding the problem is the large number of interface modalities which exist (graphics, forms, natural language, etc.) and which the end-user would like to have available. The author chose a Navy command-and-control briefing task currently performed manually at... View full abstract»

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  • A linguistically sound approach to content analysis of natural language text

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):142 - 149
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    An approach to text content analysis aimed at utilizing linguistic structure effectively within a robust, pattern-directed framework is described. The method, which is under development as part of the ROBIN (robust interpreter) text analysis system, uses a bottom-up chart parser to collect information about the linguistic structure of the input. The chart is then subjected to rule-based pattern ma... View full abstract»

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  • Services and information management for decision support

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):104 - 111
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    An overview is given of the SIMS (services and information management for decision systems) project, which integrate several computer services into a single, seamless system, as seen from the user's perspective. This relieves the user of the need to be familiar with all the services available from the system, enabling the user to make requests as though dealing with a single entity. SIMS analyzes ... View full abstract»

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  • STAR-Eagle: an expert decision support system for assessing tactical air capability

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):134 - 139
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    The Smart Tactical Assessment and Response (STAR-Eagle) expert decision support system prototype for the US Air Force is described. STAR-Eagle applies a knowledge-based approach to the problem of simulating sortie production within some constrained scenario. The problem is described, with an emphasis on illustrating the importance of representing domain objects, events, and relationships. An overv... View full abstract»

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  • Investigation of a simulator-trained machine discovery system

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):225 - 232
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    An approach is proposed to the problem of discovering, adapting, and maintaining knowledge bases in the absence of experts or human trainers, for domains where large-scale simulators exist. That is, rather than having access to human trainers or a real device, the discovery system has access to a software simulator of a real device or situation. This approach attempts to integrate and extend sever... View full abstract»

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  • KINDEN: knowledge-based INtelligent VLSI design ENvironment

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):96 - 103
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    KINDEN, and experimental ASIC design environment based on a central-object-oriented model base, is described. KINDEN's approach is a departure from most research in applying artificial intelligence (AI) technology to problems in the VLSI design domain which has typically focused on form of design synthesis or decomposition. KINDEN is a high-level ASIC digital signal-processing (DSP) design system,... View full abstract»

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  • Learning by examples with uncertainty for the adaptive diagnostic system

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):195 - 198
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    A customized AQ/STAR series learning-by-examples technique was used to learn uncertain diagnostic knowledge for a real-world domain. Built-in-test (BIT) patterns in the form of if-then rules were created which will deduce faulty subcomponents, given a history of BIT results. Software in which the diagnostic knowledge was created from a portion of the data was developed. Three different portions of... View full abstract»

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  • IAQES: an expert system for indoor air quality problem resolution

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):127 - 133
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    The design of IAQES (indoor air quality testing and evaluation expert system), a rule-based expert system application that diagnoses and suggests resolutions for common air-quality complaints that occur in office buildings, is discussed. This system was built for Public Works Canada for in-house use. The IAQES provides expertise to building operators so that they may investigate and solve ordinary... View full abstract»

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  • PUNDIT apprend le Francais: the PRATTFALL machine-translation module

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):157 - 167
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    PRATTFALL, an English-to-French machine-translation (MT) module built on top of the PUNDIT text-understanding system, is described. PRATTFALL is implemented in Prolog/T (as is PUNDIT) and is based on M.C. McCord's (1986) LMT system. PRATTFALL comprises components for transfer, restructuring, and inflection and has successfully translated a small subset of one of PUNDIT's corpora of messages View full abstract»

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  • Methods for selecting promising expert system applications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):14 - 21
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    Two well-known approaches to selecting promising expert system applications, the checklist approach and the generic task approach, are compared and evaluated. Improvements to and criticisms of the two methods are discussed. A new method, the cognitive-technology fit approach, that attempts to overcome some of the deficiencies found in the other two methods is introduced. The cognitive-technology f... View full abstract»

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  • A multi-user, relationally based inference engine

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):61 - 69
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    A multiuser, shared-access, centralized-knowledge-base inference engine which runs in a concurrent-access multiprogramming environment is presented. The system requires no specialized artificial intelligence (AI) hardware or software, is application independent and allows any number of related or unrelated application knowledge bases to be stored in a single, common knowledge structure View full abstract»

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  • Expert systems catching on at the Navy Finance Center

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):2 - 5
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    The evolution of the expert system program at the Navy Finance Center from its conception to its successful establishment is discussed. The management decisions and actions leading to a successful pilot project in former spouse survivor benefit plan adjudication, the training of domain experts to create their own expert systems, creating an environment that will promote the success of expert syste... View full abstract»

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  • Control and valuation in human cognition

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):217 - 224
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    A theoretical model of human cognition that attempts to explain how cognition is controlled and how humans determine what is important is outlined. There are three concepts critical to the model: motivational states (goals) structure and control all cognitive processes; a top-level mechanism controls and integrates processing of conscious and unconscious streams of cognition; and goals are selecte... View full abstract»

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  • Technology transfer utilizing automated knowledge acquisition tools

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):88 - 93
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    An application for expert systems that takes advantage of their capability to improve productivity and carry out technology transfer is described. There is a vast need for routine reporting on the evaluation of the capability of weapon systems to withstand the effects of nuclear weapons. Six expert systems have been developed which demonstrated productivity improvements by a factor to 10 to 30 in ... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating spatial data from text and vision

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):188 - 194
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    Issues involved in the fusion of spatial data from textual messages with visual images are addressed. Although geometric reasoning has been successfully applied within image understanding, spatial reasoning using the relative and approximate cues provided in text messages is not yet well understood. Approaches to these issues and the experience gained from a prototype implementation are described.... View full abstract»

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  • A decentralized AI system for transcript applications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):48 - 53
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    A working expert system for assessing a student's course requirements for graduation in various departments of a university is presented. The system draws on artificial intelligence (AI) techniques of expert systems and natural language processing to facilitate interaction with both intermediate- and end-user. Expertise is expressed in rules that take the form of English sentences. The flexibility... View full abstract»

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  • IWSAS-an intelligent interviewing assistant for collecting data on small quantity hazardous waste generation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):122 - 126
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    IWSAS, the Intelligent Waste Stream Advisory System, is an intelligent phone interviewing assistant used to collect information on the handling of hazardous waste by small quantity generators in New Jersey. The system aids in conducting interviews determining waste streams associated with small printing and photography firms. It has many features of conventional computer-assisted telephone intervi... View full abstract»

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  • A three-tiered parsing approach for operational systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):150 - 156
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    A three-tiered approach to parsing that takes advantage of as much syntactic and semantic information as needed to create accurate interpretations of input efficiently is described. While syntactic structure is assumed to be the fundamental basis for subsequent semantic interpretation, semantic analysis and insights from sublanguage analysis are utilized during parsing to produce a semantically co... View full abstract»

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  • Motion estimation of a rigid planar patch: a robust computational technique

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):199 - 206
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    Robust computing procedures for recovering the motion parameters of a planar patch are presented. Two new concepts are introduced: a virtual plane that is normal to the translational vector and the ratio of the depths of a featured point at two different times. These two concepts drastically simplify the analysis and lead to simple and robust procedures for recovering the motion parameters. The ro... View full abstract»

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  • Diagnostic reasoning at multiple levels of abstraction

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):168 - 175
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    A precise domain-independent computational model for diagnostic problem-solving at multiple levels of abstraction is presented. The knowledge representation framework allows causal knowledge to be represented in a precise, yet natural, way that reflects a human diagnostician's experience in guiding diagnostic reasoning at multiple levels of abstraction. The inference mechanism clearly defines how ... View full abstract»

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  • Operational planning and monitoring with envelopes

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):24 - 32
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    Work which focuses primarily on data structures called envelopes which are critical to the activities of monitoring plans and projecting their progress is presented. Envelopes have been implemented on an artificial intelligence (AI) planner for real-time control of forest fires (called PHOENIX) which generates plans, monitors them during execution, and revises them during execution when they go am... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge Base Change Monitor

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):72 - 79
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    The knowledge Base Change Monitor provides capabilities to track and analyze changes to the knowledge used by an expert system. This information can be used to evaluate proposed changes, evaluate performance of a changed system and provide information necessary for maintaining an evolving knowledge base. These capabilities are essential in large, complex production systems. The Knowledge Base Chan... View full abstract»

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  • Benchmark programs for evaluating knowledge-based performance requirements

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):6 - 13
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    A set of benchmark programs that have many of the characteristics of full-sized, complex knowledge-based systems are presented. They are: Weaver, a VLSI routing program; Rubik, which solves the Rubik's cube problem; Tourney, which assigns match schedules for a tournament; and Big Conflict, a program designed to stress the Rete matching algorithm. A methodology for characterizing knowledge-based sy... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent information management in a distributed environment

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):54 - 60
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    The problem of intelligent information management in a distributed environment consisting of a collection of interacting problem solvers is discussed. Such environments require applications to be able to adapt to changing circumstances, interoperate to share knowledge and data and cooperate in joint problem-solving tasks. To support these requirements, artificial intelligence techniques have been ... View full abstract»

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