Accession Number:

ADA149021

Title:

Predicting the Performance of Distributed Knowledge-Based Systems: A Modeling Approach,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS UNIV AMHERST DEPT OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

A model of a distributed knowledge-based system is presented. The model captures the features specific to those systems, such as alternative paths to the solution utilization of inexact andor incomplete knowledge and data, dynamic task creation, complex subproblem dependencies and focusing aspect of problem solving. The model is applied to the analysis of communication policies in a distributed interpretation system. The result of the analysis is the best policy for the given environment and system conditions. Another use of the model as a real-time simulation tool is suggested.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Computer Systems
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE