WIT Press

An Object-oriented Knowledge Representation Method

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI940281

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

736 kb

Author(s)

X. Chen, S.L. Kendal & I.W. Potts

Abstract

This paper discusses an object-oriented knowledge representation method. In this approach, a hybrid representation integrating entity-oriented and rule- oriented models is proposed to describe complex engineering knowledge and entities that include large, yet closely related data and knowledge. The entity- oriented representation encapsulates attributes, functions, and its own inference processing of the entity. On the other hand, the rule-oriented representation defines inferencing knowledge among multiple object groups, which it is difficult to encapsulate into some entities' classes. An example in Electronic Engineering is given. 1. Introduction The increasing complexity of modern industry places new demands on Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS). Successful future development of KBS

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