Accession Number:

ADA053307

Title:

Knowledge-Based Techniques in Artificial Intelligence.

Descriptive Note:

Annual summary rept. Feb 77-Jan 78,

Corporate Author:

SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-22

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the research performed during the first year of a project to investigate knowledge-based techniques in Artificial Intelligence AI. The objective of this research is to expand the technology of incorporating and using knowledge in computer systems. In developing computer systems for applications in software production, information retrieval, file management, signal identification, photointerpretation, and other data processing problems of interest to the u.s. Navy, it is necessary to provide these systems with large amounts of domain-specific knowledge. Artificial Intelligence research has recently been developing various techniques for incorporating knowledge into computer systems, but as yet it lacks any unifying framework that can be used to coalesce these methods into anything like the engineering discipline that is prerequisite to large-scale practical applications. Because such a unifying framework has not yet been synthesized, each new application effort spends excessive time in developing an individual approach to representing and using knowledge-based systems. Success in the present program will greatly increase the efficiency of future application efforts.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE