Knowledge modeling directed by situation-specific models

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Knowledge modeling directed by situation-specific models
Clancey (1992) proposed the model-construction framework as a way to explain the reasoning of knowledge-based systems (KBSs), based on his realization that all KBSs construct implicit or explicit situation-specific models (SSMs). An SSM is a rational argument that explains the solution produced for a specific problem situation pertaining to a target application task (e.g., SSMs constructed for typical diagnosis tasks are causal arguments having the structure of a proof). From a knowledge engineering perspective it makes sense that the notion of an SSM should play a major role in the modeling of tasks. Motivated by this view, we present a structured knowledge modeling methodology called SSM-DKM – SSM-Directed Knowledge Modeling. In SSM-DKM, an SSM is a central structure that drives the entire modeling endeavor. In light of this fact, we explain how SSM-DKM supports three main stages in the knowledge engineering process – conceptualization, formalization and validation, and instanti...
Michel Benaroch
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Updated 22 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 1998
Authors Michel Benaroch
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