Accession Number : ADA268234


Title :   Visual Knowledge in Tactical Planning. Functional Design and Knowledge Representation. Phase 2 Technical Report


Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Apr 1990-30 Mar 1991


Corporate Author : ARMY INST FOR RESEARCH IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES ATLANTA GA


Personal Author(s) : Hall, T J ; Gilmer, J B ; Merkel, P A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a268234.pdf


Report Date : 02 Apr 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 35


Abstract : A theory of human cognition developed by Professor Lev Vekker holds that human thought involves three distinct modes of processing: symbolic, visual, and kinesthetic, and transformations between these modes. A computer reasoning approach is described that combines the symbolic and visual modes for associate systems. The goal is not only to take better advantage of the human visual mode capabilities for the man-machine system through the improved visualization techniques. The computer will use the visual mode processing as well, using graphic structures and processing normally associated with rendering and image processing as part of the inference process. The technique is initially being applied to military tactical planning, with the selection of an avenue of approach being the initial scenario for prototype development. We envision application of planning intensive activities such as simulation.


Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , *COGNITION , *MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS , *PROTOTYPES , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , IMAGE PROCESSING , REASONING , IMAGES , TRANSFORMATIONS , APPROACH , SELECTION , GRAPHICS , PLANNING , THEORY , SCENARIOS , HUMANS , COMPUTERS


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE