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Recording the design decisions of knowledge engineers to facilitate re-use of design models

In this paper we focus on the process of constructing reusable knowledge level models by augmenting an explicit process model of KBS design with a means of recording the argumentation about design decisions. Our method includes a set of design principles and an expressive design language for representing design components (such as tasks and roles) with an extension for decision descriptions. We present a concrete example of the application of our design methodology which illustrates how our design language can be used to produce a communicable and re-usable design model.


Accepted for publication at the ninth Knowledge Acquisition for Knowledge-Based Systems Workshop, Banff Canada, February 26-March 3, 1995.

ID: kmi-95-03

Date: 1995

Author(s): Arthur Stutt and Enrico Motta


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