Accession Number : ADA266135


Title :   A Proposed Research Program in Strategic Computing. KREP2


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 1987-31 Aug 1992


Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINA DEL REY INFORMATION SCIENCES INST


Personal Author(s) : MacGregor, Robert M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a266135.pdf


Report Date : 31 Aug 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The task of the Knowledge Representation Project was to develop a next-generation knowledge representation system for reasoning about declarative knowledge structures, together with a programming language that supports multiple programming paradigms. These features are implemented in a system called LOOM. A primary goal of the LOOM system was to develop tools and techniques that promote sharing and reuse of knowledge bases. LOOM's reasoning architecture centers around an inference engine called a concept classifier. A classifier is able to automatically organize definitional knowledge and constraint rules into hierarchies. it detects inconsistencies within a knowledge base, and it enables a richer class of deductive inferencing than that supported by traditional expert technology. The LOOM system is enabling the transition of classifier technology to a much wider class of users, where it provides a valuable service in organizing and validating knowledge-based applications. The LOOM system has also demonstrated the feasibility of combining a number of different programming paradigms within a single programming language.... Knowledge representation, Knowledge base management system, Sharable knowledge bases, Concept classifier, Multiple paradigm programming.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS , MANAGEMENT , TOOLS , STRUCTURES , ENGINES , ARCHITECTURE , HIERARCHIES , NUMBERS , TRANSITIONS , LANGUAGE , SHARING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , REASONING


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE