Accession Number:

ADA149219

Title:

Classification Problem Solving.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

A broad range of heuristic programs--embracing forms of diagnosis, catalog selection, and skeletal planning--accomplish a kind of well-structured problem solving called classification. These programs have a characteristic interference structure that systematically relates data to a preenumerated set of solutions by abstraction, heuristic association, and refinement. This level of description specifies the knowledge needed to solve a problem, independent of its representation in a particular computer language. The classification problem-solving model provides a useful framework for recognizing and representing similar problems, for designing representation tools, and for understanding the problem-solving methods used by non-classification programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE