Accession Number : ADA291145

Title :   Tools for Automated Knowledge Engineering (TAKE) System Evaluation Methodology.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Dec 93-Jun 94,

Corporate Author : LOGICON TECHNICAL SERVICES INC DAYTON OH

Personal Author(s) : Spravka, John J. ; Gomes, Marie E. ; Lind, Stephanie

PDF Url : ADA291145

Report Date : JUN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This paper describes the methodology in which the Tools for Automated Knowledge Engineering (TAKE) software application has been used to conduct various military human-system interface evaluations. The TAKE methodology involves collecting relevant information through a knowledge elicitation technique known as 'Concept Mapping.' Concept Mapping is more user-oriented than other techniques such as written questionnaires or oral interviews. The information is more useful because its medium of communication ensures an accurate portrayal of the system, as viewed by the user, unbiased by any preconceived notions of the questionnaire author or interviewer. TAKE consists of several knowledge engineering tools. These include the capability to draw, copy, edit, save and print concept maps for user-specified information. Armstrong Laboratory has used TAKE within the context of the described methodology for the evaluation and/or design/redesign of various military human-system interfaces.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *TOOLS, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS, QUESTIONNAIRES, INTERVIEWING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE