Knowledge Based Systems Methods: A Practitioners' Guide
The primary audience for this text is that large group of individuals in IT departments now contemplating the prospect of developing KBS within their own organisations. The aim of the book is to provide a framework for understanding how KBS technology can be used to increase the range of Information Systems currently being developed and to describe a set of the main KBS methods currently available in sufficient detail for readers to understand the essentials of these methods. This is done by providing a conceptual framework to show how the various elements of KBS fit into the development of 'conventional' software systems. The relationship between conventional and knowledge based systems and the need to integrate the two permeates the whole book. Practical advice is also given on how methods integration can be achieved. This book describes the most important methods used commercially to build knowledge based systems, and readers will be able to start building KBS in a structured way in a commercial environment. It takes the highest profile in academic methods and describes them in a way acceptable to commercial systems developers, and takes a unified view of conventional IT and KBS through the presentation of an academically sound model.
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Software Engineering and KBS
Conventional methods adapted for KBS
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activities applications appropriate aspects assessment behaviour carried CCTA Chapter commercial KBS CommonKADS complete computer systems concepts Conceptual Model configuration conventional and KBS conventional development methods conventional methods conventional systems development cycle database defined deliverables described Description detail development approach development of KBS diagrams documentation ensure example expert Expert Systems expertise functions GEMINI hierarchy identified implementation individual initial integration issues iteration KADS KADS-I KBS and conventional KBS development KBS elements KBS methods KBS projects Keats KEMRAS knowledge based systems knowledge engineering knowledge modelling knowledge representation major methods repository number of different Object Oriented organisation output Perspectives Model phase Physical Design Plan possible potential problem solving programming project management quadrant Rapid Development relationships risk selected significant simply software engineering specific spiral model SSADM stage strategy Structural Model Task model technical techniques timeboxes usually waterfall model