FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Army
Award Year:
1986
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
4385
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Software Technologies Inc
30586 N Greenbriar, Franklin, MI, 48025
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 ROBERT J CARRICO
 (313) 626-5820
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
USING A TWO-PROCESS KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION APPROACH, WE PROPOSE TO CONSTRUCT A DEFINITION OF MENTAL MODELS FOR KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS. THIS EXPLOARTORY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT WILL ALSO DELINEATE THE SYSTEMS AND PROBLEM DOMAINS WHICH ARE BEST SUITED TO REPRESENTATION IN THIS WAY. THIS APPROACH WILL GIVE KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION IN EXPERT SYSTEMS A CLOSER RESEMBLANCE TO THE MENTAL MODELS THAT CHARACTERIZE HUMAN COGNITION, WHILE ALSO COMPENSATING FOR THE LIMITATIONS OF CERTAIN COGNITIVE FUNCTIONS. WE INTEND TO SHOW THAT SUCH A MODIFIED REPRESENTATION IMPROVES THE PERFORMANCE EFFICIENCY OF KNOWLEDGE-BASED SYSTEMS AND PERMITS THEM TO BE APPLIED TO LARGER AND MORE COMPLEX CON-TEXT-DEPENDENT PROBLEM DOMAINS. IN PHASE I, THE TWO-PROCESS KNOWLEDGEREPRESENTATION TECHNIQUE WILL BE DEVELOPED AND ITS FEASIBILITY WILL BEDEMONSTRATED. IMPROVEMENT OVER TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION SCHEMES WILL BE TESTED. IN PHASE II WE PROPOSE TO REFINE DEVELOPMENT METHODS AND TO DEVELOP A COMPLETE EXPERT SYSTEM PROTOTYPE USING THE NEW TECHNIQUE.

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