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KADS : A Principled Approach to Knowledge-Based System Development - Guus Schreiber


A Principled Approach to Knowledge-Based System Development

By: Guus Schreiber (Editor), Bob Wielinga (Editor), Joost Breuker (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 1993
ISBN: 9780126290400
Number Of Pages: 457

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KADS is a structured methodology for the development of knowledge based systems which has been adopted throughout the world by academic and industrial professionals alike. KADS approaches development as a modeling activity. Two key characteristics of KADS are the use of multiple models to cope with the complexity of knowledge engineering and the use of knowledge-level descriptions as an immediate model between system design and expertise data. The result is that KADS enables effective KBS construction by building a computational model of desired behavior for a particular problem domain.
KADS contains three section: the Theoretical Basis of KADS, Languages and Tools, and Applications. Together they form a comprehensive sourcebook of the how and why of the KADS methodology. KADS will be required reading for all academic and industrial professionals concerned with building knowledge-based systems. It will also be a valuable source for students of knowledge acquisition and KBS.
* KADS is the most widely used commercial structured methodology for KBS development in Europe and is becoming one of the few significant AI exports to the US.
* Describes KADS from its Theoretical Basis, through Language and Tool Developments, to real Applications.

Introduction and Overview
Theoretical Basis
Modeling Expertise
Modleing System: User Cooperation in KADS
A KADS Domain Description Language
Model Construction
Operationalizing Models of Expertise
KADS and Conventional Software Engineering
Languages and Tools
A Formal Language for KADS Models of Expertise
MODEL-K: Making KADS Run
Using OMOS to Represent KADS Conceptual Models
Shelley-Computer Aided Knowledge Engineering
The Paint Advisor: A Communicative Expert System
Managing and Maintaining an Operational KADS System
Rational Reconstruction of Diagnostic Expertise
Qualitative Prediction of Behavior
A KADS Conceptual Model of the ONOCIN Task
Applying KADS to the Sisyphus Domain
Using KADS to Analyze Problem-Solving Methods
Name Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780126290400
ISBN-10: 0126290407
Series: Knowledge-Based Systems
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 457
Published: 1st March 1993
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82