Accession Number : ADA183551

Title :   Knowledge Acquisition Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : SYSTEMS EXPLORATION INC SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Fraser,Bonnie D

PDF Url : ADA183551

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The principal objective of the work described in this report was to develop unobtrusive, reliable, and effective techniques for acquiring the knowledge needed to build the Airstrike Planning Advisor (ASPA) expert system. This system will develop technologies, methodology, principles and standards for the use of expert systems in the Navy. The goal of this demonstration is to improve the timeliness and effectiveness of airstrike mission planning and decision making for a carrier wing. The technical issues are structured techniques for knowledge acquisition, knowledge validation, user-interface design guidelines and design tools, hybrid knowledge representation and integrated decision aids. An additional long-term goal is to provide guide-lines and insights that can be applied to other Navy expert systems. Artificial intelligence (AI) and behavioral sciences literature was reviewed for problems, lessons, and recommendations related to knowledge acquisition. A number of knowledge acquisition techniques were attempted as an initial step toward evaluating their usefulness in overcoming those problems.

Descriptors :   *DATA ACQUISITION, *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *AIR STRIKES, ACQUISITION, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, DECISION MAKING, MISSION PROFILES, ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, PLANNING, VALIDATION, METHODOLOGY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, WINGS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, NAVY, TIMELINESS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE