CommonKADS Library for Expertise Modelling

Reusable Problem Solving Components

Breuker, J., Van De Velde, W.
Pub. date
January 1994
21 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISBN print
Artificial Intelligence, Computer & Communication Sciences, Computer Science

The reuse of abstract models of problem solving is a major step towards cost effective and quality assured knowledge based system (KBS) development. To enhance flexible reuse, these models can be broken down into reusable components, containing artificial problem solving methods and ontologies of domain models. A library of these models and components has been constructed as part of the CommonKADS methodology, and its presentation in the book allows application independent of a particular methodology, or tools for implementing KBS's. This book contains the most comprehensive collection available of modelling components for contructing `second generation' KBS. The components problem solving methods and domain ontologies are described and explained within a unifying framework and completed by typology of problems diagnosis, design and their interdependencies. The second part of the book contains the Library itself, enhanced by a description of the rational of different approaches.