Accession Number : ADA187502

Title :   Knowledge Base Refinement by Monitoring Abstract Control Knowledge. Revision 1.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Wilkins, David C ; Clancey, William J ; Buchanan, Bruce G

PDF Url : ADA187502

Report Date : Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : An explicit representation of the problem solving method of an system shell as abstract control knowledge provides a powerful foundation for learning. This paper describes the abstract control knowledge of the Heracles expert system shell for heuristic classification problems, and describes how the Odysseus apprenticeship learning program uses this representation to automate end-game knowledge acquisition. Particular emphasis is given to showing how abstract control knowledge facilitates the use of underlying domain theories by a learning program.

Descriptors :   *ABSTRACTS, *MONITORING, *PROBLEM SOLVING, *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ACQUISITION, APPRENTICESHIP, CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL, HEURISTIC METHODS, LEARNING, REFINING, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), THEORY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE