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Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management : 11th European Workshop, Ekaw'99, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, May 26-29, 1999, Proceedings - Rudi Studer

Knowledge Acquisition, Modeling and Management

11th European Workshop, Ekaw'99, Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, May 26-29, 1999, Proceedings

By: Rudi Studer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 19th May 1999
ISBN: 9783540660446
Number Of Pages: 412

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Past, Present, and Future of Knowledge Acquisition This book contains the proceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Kno- edge Acquisition, Modeling, and Management (EKAW '99), held at Dagstuhl Castle (Germany) in May of 1999. This continuity and the high number of s- missions re?ect the mature status of the knowledge acquisition community. Knowledge Acquisition started as an attempt to solve the main bottleneck in developing expert systems (now called knowledge-based systems): Acquiring knowledgefromahumanexpert. Variousmethodsandtoolshavebeendeveloped to improve this process. These approaches signi?cantly reduced the cost of - veloping knowledge-based systems. However, these systems often only partially ful?lled the taskthey weredevelopedfor andmaintenanceremainedanunsolved problem. This required a paradigm shift that views the development process of knowledge-based systems as a modeling activity. Instead of simply transf- ring human knowledge into machine-readable code, building a knowledge-based system is now viewed as a modeling activity. A so-called knowledge model is constructed in interaction with users and experts. This model need not nec- sarily re?ect the already available human expertise. Instead it should provide a knowledgelevelcharacterizationof the knowledgethat is requiredby the system to solve the application task. Economy and quality in system development and maintainability are achieved by reusable problem-solving methods and onto- gies. The former describe the reasoning process of the knowledge-based system (i. e. , the algorithms it uses) and the latter describe the knowledge structures it uses (i. e. , the data structures). Both abstract from speci?c application and domain speci?c circumstances to enable knowledge reuse.

Invited Papers
Reengineering and Knowledge Managementp. 1
Knowledge Navigation in Networked Digital Librariesp. 13
Long Papers
Towards Brokering Problem-Solving Knowledge on the Internetp. 33
TERMINAE: A Linguistics-Based Tool for the Building of a Domain Ontologyp. 49
Applications of Knowledge Acquisition in Experimental Software Engineeringp. 67
Acquiring and Structuring Web Content with Knowledge Level Modelsp. 85
A Knowledge-Based News Server Supporting Ontology-Driven Story Enrichment and Knowledge Retrievalp. 103
Modeling Information Sources for Information Integrationp. 121
Ontological Reengineering for Reusep. 139
Formally Verifying Dynamic Properties of Knowledge Based Systemsp. 157
Integration of Behavioural Requirements Specification within Knowledge Engineeringp. 173
Towards an Ontology for Substances and Related Actionsp. 191
Use of Formal Ontologies to Support Error Checking in Specificationsp. 207
The Ontologies of Semantic and Transfer Linksp. 225
Distributed Problem Solving Environment Dedicated to DNA Sequence Annotationp. 243
Knowledge Acquisition from Multiple Experts Based on Semantics of Conceptsp. 259
Acquiring Expert Knowledge for the Design of Conceptual Information Systemsp. 275
A Constraint-Based Approach to the Description of Competencep. 291
Short Papers
Holism and Incremental Knowledge Acquisitionp. 309
Indexing Problem Solving Methods for Reusep. 315
Software Methodologies at Riskp. 323
Knowledge Acquisition of Predicate Argument Structures from Technical Texts Using Machine Learning: The System ASIUMp. 329
An Interoperative Environment for Developing Expert Systemsp. 335
On the Use of Meaningful Names in Knowledge-Based Systemsp. 341
FMR: An Incremental Knowledge Acquisition System for Fuzzy Domainsp. 349
Applying SeSKA to Sisyphus IIIp. 355
Describing Similar Control Flows for Families of Problem-Solving Methodsp. 361
Meta Knowledge for Extending Diagnostic Consultation to Critiquing Systemsp. 367
Exploitation of XML for Corporate Knowledge Managementp. 373
An Oligo-Agents System with Shared Responsibilities for Knowledge Managementp. 379
Veri-KoMoD: Verification of Knowledge Models in the Mechanical Design Fieldp. 385
A Flexible Framework for Uncertain Expertisep. 391
Elicitation of Operational Track Gridsp. 397
Author Indexp. 403
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ISBN: 9783540660446
ISBN-10: 3540660445
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 19th May 1999
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.59