Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: doi:10.22028/D291-24931
Title: Beyond the knowledge level : descriptions of rational behavior for sharing and reuse
Author(s): Schmalhofer, Franz
Aitken, J. Stuart
Bourne, Lyle E.
Language: English
Year of Publication: 1994
OPUS Source: Kaiserslautern ; Saarbrücken : DFKI, 1994
SWD key words: Künstliche Intelligenz
DDC notations: 004 Computer science, internet
Publikation type: Report
Abstract: The currently dominant approach to the sharing and reuse of knowledge strives to develop ontologies, with clearly constrained interpretations. The idea of ontological commitments is based on the knowledge level perspective. Several shortcomings of the knowledge level have been identified (Clancey, 1991). Pursuing Clancey's argument, if KBS are to be situated in ever changing environments, their purposes and significance will change over time and they have to be redescribed accordingly. The behavior descriptions proposed in this paper emphasize coherent and consistent descriptions in some given context, rather than predicting performance from knowledge and goals. When systems are embedded into larger contexts, their behavior is redescribed so that the additional significance is shown. Behavior level descriptions thus provide the flexibility for conceptual changes in a knowledge-based system. We demonstrate how behavior descriptions can be used for documenting KBS and present an example of the documentation of a KBS for elevator configuration.
Link to this record: urn:nbn:de:bsz:291-scidok-37145
Series name: Research report / Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz [ISSN 0946-008x]
Series volume: 94-05
Date of registration: 28-Jun-2011
Faculty: SE - Sonstige Einrichtungen
Department: SE - DFKI Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
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