Synopses & Reviews
This book is a systematic and detailed description of a design methodology for knowledge-based systems. Such systems contain knowledge as well as information and data. The information and data can be modeled and implemented as a database, the knowledge can be implemented either in a programming language or in an expert systems shell. The methodology has two special features: It is unified, i.e., it represents the data, information, and knowledge in a homogeneous manner, as well as the relationships between them. Also, it builds a maintenance mechanism into the design. An additional benefit of the book is its thorough treatment of constraints for knowledge and for knowledge-based systems. Presenting the material in both a formal and a practical way, it is intended for practitioners as well as researchers and advanced students.
A monograph for specialists interested in building maintainable knowledge based systems, giving a unified methodology for the design of such systems
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Fundamentals.- Non-Unified Design.- Items.- Objects.- Schema.- Normalisation.- Specification.- Analysis.- Function.- Layout.- Maintenance.- Case Study.- References.- Subject Index.