XPS-99: Knowledge-Based Systems - Survey and Future Directions

XPS-99: Knowledge-Based Systems - Survey and Future Directions

Author: Frank Puppe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540491491

Category: Computers

Page: 236

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A special year like 1999 invites one to draw a balance of what has been achieved in the roughly 30 years of research and development in knowledge based systems (still abbreviated as XPS following the older term “expert systems”) and to take a look at th what the future may hold. For the 5 German conference on knowledge-based systems we therefore asked current and former speakers of the four working groups (FG’s) in the subdivision of knowledge-based systems (FA 1.5) of the German association of Informatics (GI) to present a survey of and future prospects for their respective fields: knowledge engineering, diagnosis, configuration, and case-based reasoning. An additional 14 technical papers deal with current topics in knowledge-based systems with an equal emphasis on methods and applications. They are selected from more than 50 papers accepted in the 4 parallel workshops of XPS-99: a) Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory and Reuse, b) various fields of applications, c) the traditional PuK Workshop (planning and configuration), and d) the GWCBR (German workshop on case-based reasoning). The other papers presented at these workshops are not included in this volume but are available as internal reports of Würzburg university together with the exhibition guide that emphasizing tool support for building knowledge based systems.

XPS-99: Knowledge-Based Systems - Survey and Future Directions

XPS-99: Knowledge-Based Systems - Survey and Future Directions

Author: Frank Puppe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540656588

Category: Computers

Page: 236

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A special year like 1999 invites one to draw a balance of what has been achieved in the roughly 30 years of research and development in knowledge based systems (still abbreviated as XPS following the older term “expert systems”) and to take a look at th what the future may hold. For the 5 German conference on knowledge-based systems we therefore asked current and former speakers of the four working groups (FG’s) in the subdivision of knowledge-based systems (FA 1.5) of the German association of Informatics (GI) to present a survey of and future prospects for their respective fields: knowledge engineering, diagnosis, configuration, and case-based reasoning. An additional 14 technical papers deal with current topics in knowledge-based systems with an equal emphasis on methods and applications. They are selected from more than 50 papers accepted in the 4 parallel workshops of XPS-99: a) Knowledge Management, Organizational Memory and Reuse, b) various fields of applications, c) the traditional PuK Workshop (planning and configuration), and d) the GWCBR (German workshop on case-based reasoning). The other papers presented at these workshops are not included in this volume but are available as internal reports of Würzburg university together with the exhibition guide that emphasizing tool support for building knowledge based systems.

Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

Author: S K Chang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814491778

Category: Computers

Page: 940

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This is the first handbook to cover comprehensively both software engineering and knowledge engineering — two important fields that have become interwoven in recent years. Over 60 international experts have contributed to the book. Each chapter has been written in such a way that a practitioner of software engineering and knowledge engineering can easily understand and obtain useful information. Each chapter covers one topic and can be read independently of other chapters, providing both a general survey of the topic and an in-depth exposition of the state of the art. Practitioners will find this handbook useful when looking for solutions to practical problems. Researchers can use it for quick access to the background, current trends and most important references regarding a certain topic. The handbook consists of two volumes. Volume One covers the basic principles and applications of software engineering and knowledge engineering. Volume Two will cover the basic principles and applications of visual and multimedia software engineering, knowledge engineering, data mining for software knowledge, and emerging topics in software engineering and knowledge engineering.

Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

Handbook of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering

Author: Shi Kuo Chang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812389718

Category: Computers

Page: 939

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This is the first handbook to cover comprehensively both software engineering and knowledge engineering OCo two important fields that have become interwoven in recent years. Over 60 international experts have contributed to the book. Each chapter has been written in such a way that a practitioner of software engineering and knowledge engineering can easily understand and obtain useful information. Each chapter covers one topic and can be read independently of other chapters, providing both a general survey of the topic and an in-depth exposition of the state of the art. Practitioners will find this handbook useful when looking for solutions to practical problems. Researchers can use it for quick access to the background, current trends and most important references regarding a certain topic. The handbook consists of two volumes. Volume One covers the basic principles and applications of software engineering and knowledge engineering. Volume Two will cover the basic principles and applications of visual and multimedia software engineering, knowledge engineering, data mining for software knowledge, and emerging topics in software engineering and knowledge engineering. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1.1: Introduction (97k). Chapter 1.2: Theoretical Language Research (97k). Chapter 1.3: Experimental Science (96k). Chapter 1.4: Evolutionary Versus Revolutionary (108k). Chapter 1.5: Concurrency and Parallelisms (232k). Chapter 1.6: Summary (123k). Contents: Computer Language Advances (D E Cooke et al.); Software Maintenance (G Canfora & A Cimitile); Requirements Engineering (A T Berztiss); Software Engineering Standards: Review and Perspectives (Y-X Wang); A Large Scale Neural Network and Its Applications (D Graupe & H Kordylewski); Software Configuration Management in Software and Hypermedia Engineering: A Survey (L Bendix et al.); The Knowledge Modeling Paradigm in Knowledge Engineering (E Motta); Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Issues in Bioinformatics (J T L Wang et al.); Conceptual Modeling in Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering: Concepts, Techniques and Trends (O Dieste et al.); Rationale Management in Software Engineering (A H Dutoit & B Paech); Exploring Ontologies (Y Kalfoglou), and other papers. Readership: Graduate students, researchers, programmers, managers and academics in software engineering and knowledge engineering."

Intelligent Interactive Systems in Knowledge-Based Environments

Intelligent Interactive Systems in Knowledge-Based Environments

Author: Maria Virvou

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540774709

Category: Computers

Page: 207

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The main aim of this research book is to report a sample of the most recent advances in the field of intelligent interactive systems in knowledge-based environment. The contents of this book include: Introduction to intelligent interactive systems Affective bi-modal intelligent tutoring system Estimation of development costs in intelligent systems Narrative interactive learning Knowledge acquisition for configurable products and services Interaction modalities in mobile contexts Face images classification for human-computer interactions Users modelling for distance learning Group adaptation and group modelling A personalized news aggregator on the web. This book would prove useful to the researchers, professors, research students and practitioners as it reports novel research work on innovative topics in the area of intelligent interactive systems.

Agile Development of Diagnostic Knowledge Systems

Agile Development of Diagnostic Knowledge Systems

Author: Joachim Baumeister

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 3898382842

Category: Computer software

Page: 276

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The success of diagnostic knowledge systems has been proved over the last decades. Nowadays, intelligent systems are embedded in machines within various domains or are used in interaction with a user for solving problems. However, the development of a knowledge system is still a critical issue. Similarly to projects dealing with customized software at a highly innovative level a precise specification often cannot be given in advance. Moreover, necessary requirements of the knowledge system can be defined not until the project has been started or are changing during the development phase. This thesis motivates that classical, document-centered approaches cannot be applied in such a setting. We introduce an agile process model for developing diagnostic knowledge systems, mainly inspired by the ideas of the eXtreme Programming methodology known in software engineering. The engineering process is supported at a primary level by the introduction of knowledge containers, that define an organized view of knowledge contained in the system. The actual knowledge is acquired and formalized right from start, and the integration to runnable knowledge systems is done continuously in order to allow for an early and concrete feedback. The validity and maintainability of the collected knowledge is ensured by appropriate test methods and restructuring techniques, respectively. Additionally, we propose learning methods to support the knowledge acquisition process sufficiently. The process model and its activities are evaluated in two real life applications: in a medical and in an environmental project the benefits of the agile development are clearly demonstrated.

Learning Software Organizations. Methodology and Applications

Learning Software Organizations. Methodology and Applications

Author: Günther Ruhe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540414304

Category: Computers

Page: 244

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed and revised post-conference documentation of the 11th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, SEKE'99, held in Kaiserslautern, Germany in June 1999. The book provides a unique overview of current activities, approaches, and trends in learning software organizations. The first part gives an overview on the topic, covering foundations in the software engineering domain, enabling techniques for organizational learning, and learning support techniques. The second and the third part of the book on methodology and applications present thoroughly revised full papers of the most interesting papers on learning software organizations presented during SEKE'99 and its satellite workshop LSO'99.

Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies

Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies

Author: Kajan, Ejub

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466601475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 855

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Electronic business is a major force shaping the digital world. Yet, despite of years of research and standardization efforts, many problems persist that prevent e-business from achieving its full potential. Problems arise from different data vocabularies, classification schemas, document names, structures, exchange formats and their varying roles in business processes. Non-standardized business terminology, lack of common acceptable and understandable processes (grammar), and lack of common dialog rules (protocols) create barriers to improving electronic business processes. Handbook of Research on E-Business Standards and Protocols: Documents, Data and Advanced Web Technologies contains an overview of new achievements in the field of e-business standards and protocols, offers in-depth analysis of and research on the development and deployment of cutting-edge applications, and provides insight into future trends. This book unites new research that promotes harmony and agreement in business processes and attempts to choreograph business protocols and orchestrate semantic alignment between their vocabularies and grammar. Additionally, this Handbook of Research discusses new approaches to improving standards and protocols, which include the use of intelligent agents and Semantic Web technology.

Intelligent Techniques in E-Commerce

Intelligent Techniques in E-Commerce

Author: Zhaohao Sun

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540400035

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 305

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E-commerce has passed through a number of stages in the minds of most readers of the daily press. Initially it was the province of the specialist and considered almost irrelevant to the needs and activities of everyday life - companies looking for venture capital in this area had little if any chance of obtaining sufficient funds from the rather conservative investors who provided the only source of start-up capital. Then came the dot. com boom -and suddenly e-commerce was the most exciting topic possible! Venture capital was available from every possible source and almost any company with a . com in its name could be assured of instant funding on request. This boom was, inevitably, followed by the dot. com bust and the press wamed that the days of e-commerce were gone, perhaps never to return. This apparently confusing 'stages of growth' model is in reality nothing ofthe sort. E-commerce is simply the logical outcome of combining computers with tele communications networks. The astonishing changes which a global economy has brought with it are reflected in the changes to the way we do business which are increasingly synonymous with e-commerce. Indeed, the term e-commerce itself is coming to mean only the transaction-based component of e-business-'any process that a business organisation conducts over a computer-mediated network' as Thomas Mesenbourg ofthe U. S. Census Bureau said in 1999.

Virtual and Mobile Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Virtual and Mobile Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522598640

Category: Medical

Page: 1064

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One of the primary topics at the center of discussion, and very often debate, between industry professionals, government officials, and the general public is the current healthcare system and the potential for an overhaul of its processes and services. Many organizations concerned for the long-term care of patients wish to see new strategies, practices, and organizational tools developed to optimize healthcare systems all over the world. One of the central engines of the current shift toward reorientation of healthcare services is virtual and mobile healthcare. Virtual and Mobile Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice explores the trends, challenges, and issues related to the emergence of mobile and virtual healthcare. The book also examines how mobile technologies can best be used for the benefit of both doctors and their patients. Highlighting a range of topics such as smart healthcare, electronic health records, and m-health, this publication is an ideal reference source for medical professionals, healthcare administrators, doctors, nurses, practitioners, and researchers in all areas of the medical field.

Knowledge-Based Configuration

Knowledge-Based Configuration

Author: Alexander Felfernig

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 9780124158696

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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Knowledge-based Configuration incorporates knowledge representation formalisms to capture complex product models and reasoning methods to provide intelligent interactive behavior with the user. This book represents the first time that corporate and academic worlds collaborate integrating research and commercial benefits of knowledge-based configuration. Foundational interdisciplinary material is provided for composing models from increasingly complex products and services. Case studies, the latest research, and graphical knowledge representations that increase understanding of knowledge-based configuration provide a toolkit to continue to push the boundaries of what configurators can do and how they enable companies and customers to thrive. Includes detailed discussion of state-of-the art configuration knowledge engineering approaches such as automated testing and debugging, redundancy detection, and conflict management Provides an overview of the application of knowledge-based configuration technologies in the form of real-world case studies from SAP, Siemens, Kapsch, and more Explores the commercial benefits of knowledge-based configuration technologies to business sectors from services to industrial equipment Uses concepts that are based on an example personal computer configuration knowledge base that is represented in an UML-based graphical language