Accession Number : ADA139978

Title :   The Advantages of Abstract Control Knowledge in Expert System Design.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 7,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Clancey,W J

PDF Url : ADA139978

Report Date : Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A poorly designed knowledge base can be as cryptic as an arbitrary program and just as difficult to maintain. Representing control knowledge abstractly, separately from domain facts and relations, makes the design more transparent and explainable. A body of abstract control knowledge provides a generic framework for constructing knowledge bases for related problems in other domains and also provides a useful starting point for studying the nature of strategies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Artificial intelligence, *Systems engineering, Data bases, Data management, Message processing, Computer logic, Information retrieval, Cognition, Comprehension, Data processing, Pattern recognition, Problem solving

Subject Categories : Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE