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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

Issue 5 • Jun 1988

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  • A knowledge-based system for protocol synthesis (KSPS)

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):874 - 883
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    A knowledge-based system for protocol synthesis named KSPS is presented. The aim of KSPS is to help the protocol designer design a protocol without logical errors, such as unspecified receptions and state deadlocks. KSPS consists of three major components: a knowledge base, a user interface, and an inference engine. The construction of the knowledge base and the user interface is examined. The kno... View full abstract»

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  • MAPCON: an expert system for configuration of MAP networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):869 - 873
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (2)
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    The MAPCON (MAP configuration) system is a knowledge-based tool used to configure MAP (manufacturing automation protocol) version 2.1 networks. Configuration management deals with determining the characteristics of the network and setting the parameters of the devices attached to the network in such a way as to make the network operational. MAPCON performs static configuration and can be used for ... View full abstract»

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  • A knowledge-based system for software design

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):828 - 841
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    A knowledge-based system to support software design is presented. The knowledge-based system consists of a frame-and-rule oriented requirements language (FRORL), a knowledge base, an inference engine, and a front-end dialogue system. The FRORL is developed to facilitate the documentation and analysis of a software system. The software design heuristic guidelines (e.g. stepwise refinement, function... View full abstract»

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  • Mapping the integration of artificial intelligence into telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):892 - 898
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The relationship between two rapidly evolving technologies, artificial intelligence (AI) and telecommunications, is examined. The current use of AI is primarily as expert systems, designed to aid in diagnosing complex equipment in an offline mode. Factors that led to deployment of expert systems in telecommunications domains are examined, and the possible future evolution of both technologies is c... View full abstract»

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  • Building a knowledge-based software development environment

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):862 - 868
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    The problems of traditional software-development paradigms are examined, identifying areas which can be helped by knowledge-based techniques. A discussion on fundamental software issues which relate to knowledge-based approaches to software development is presented. Based on this discussion, a framework for knowledge-based software development paradigms and tools, and a development environment to ... View full abstract»

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  • A multimedia front-end for an expert network management system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):788 - 791
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    A multimedia natural-language interface for an expert network-management system is described. The different media discussed are speech, text, and graphics. An object-oriented, multimedia interaction language called Milan is used to describe the multimedia information. Application of the multimedia interface to a digital data services (DDS) network is illustrated. It is believed that such multimedi... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-based techniques for fault detection in digital microwave radio communication equipment

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):819 - 827
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (3)
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    The application of two distinct approaches to the diagnosis of faults in digital communication equipment is examined. The selected artificial-intelligence approaches use either rule-based or machine-learning techniques. Faults up to 8-dB TWT (traveling-wave tube) overdrive, 10% spacing error in the signal constellation, and 5° nonorthogonality in the modulating carriers are introduced on an 11... View full abstract»

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  • Hierarchical classification: its usefulness for diagnosis and sensor validation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):884 - 891
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (2)
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    The concept of the generic task, one of a small set of ubiquitous cognitive tasks that together account for some part of human cognition, is examined. In particular, how hierarchical classification is one such generic task and how it is useful for diagnosis is shown. It is also shown that a diagnosis system based on hierarchical classification naturally lends itself to solving a number of issues t... View full abstract»

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  • An intelligent support system for protocol and communication software development

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):842 - 849
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    An intelligent support system, designed to make the development of protocols and communication software easy and user-friendly, is described. The support system is outlined and its accessories (the knowledge-based specification editor, the validation expert system, the software generation expert system, the conformance-testing expert system, and the protocol-conversion expert system) are described... View full abstract»

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  • An engineering approach to model-based troubleshooting in communication networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):792 - 799
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    A model-based reasoning approach called model refinement, which has been used in an experiment to reason about faults on trunks, is presented. In the model-refinement approach, heuristics are used to generate an appropriate level of description, depending upon symptoms. Related-issues on developing a model-based expert system are also discussed, namely, translating models into rules for efficiency... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-based design support system for computer communication system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):850 - 861
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (2)
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    A knowledge-based design methodology for computer communication systems is proposed, along with a framework for a knowledge-based design support system. The design methodology is based on the user-requirements-oriented approach parameters. According to these requirements, formal specifications are defined as user's view virtual machine (UVM) and designer's view virtual machine (DVM). These virtual... View full abstract»

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  • I-Test: integrated testing expert system for trunks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):800 - 804
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    A prototype trunk-testing expert system developed by Bell Communications Research (Bellcore) is described. The integrated-testing expert-system for trunks (I-TEST) mechanizes and automates many of the conventional manual testing procedures in a switching control center (SCC) of a Bellcore client company (BCC). I-TEST demonstrates the usefulness of integrating artificial intelligence (AI) technique... View full abstract»

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  • Expert systems in network management-the second revolution

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):784 - 787
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (4)
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    Expert systems are discussed as the next major evolutionary step in network management. Specific examples are presented that demonstrate the benefits of increased programmer productivity, automating network operations, and identifying and diagnosing network problems. Internal structures are discussed. An expert system, functioning in a live environment, that can learn from experience and modify it... View full abstract»

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  • On testing communications networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):805 - 812
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    A preliminary study of the concepts and methodology needed to build an intelligent system for fault detection and isolation in digital, analog, and fiber-optical networks is presented. The network domain is used because it is both tractable and of great pragmatic significance. Current views on these issues are summarized and an overview of future development guidelines is provided. Expert Tester (... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge-based maintenance in networks

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):813 - 818
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    A prototype expert system for maintenance of Northern Telecom's DMS-family digital switches is presented. The prototype is based on using product documentation and experience obtained from craftspeople and field technical support to create the knowledge base for an expert system which diagnoses and chooses corrective actions for DMS-100 problems. Operation of the expert system, and how this has ch... View full abstract»

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications focuses on all telecommunications, including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation.

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