WIT Press

Defining Real-time: A Background For The Design Of Real-time Knowledge-based Systems

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI950371

Volume

10

Pages

11

Published

1995

Size

1,159 kb

Author(s)

M. Zanella

Abstract

Dynamic real-time applications feature non-deterministic aspects that naturally match with the exploitation of the knowledge-based system technology. On the other hand, the use of the knowledge-based system technology makes even harder most of the difficulties of dynamic real-time system design. Because of this tradeoff, the design of real-time knowledge-based systems is still an advanced research topic. A fundamental open problem is the lack of a settled definition of the concept of real-time, which definitely states the requirements a software system must necessarily fulfill in order to be regarded as a "certified" real-time system. This paper proposes an original definition of real-time system, partly inspired by state-of-the-art definitions and partly based

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