Towards painless knowledge acquisition

  • Derek Sleeman
  • Fraser Mitchell
Data Mining
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1076)


This paper argues that there is a discernible trend in Knowledge Acquisition towards systems which are easier for the domain expert to use; such systems ask more focused questions and questions at a higher conceptual level. Two systems, REFINER+ and TIGON which illustrate this trend are described in some detail; these have been applied in the domains of patient management and diagnosis of turbine errors respectively. Other trends noted include:
  • Co-operative systems for Knowledge Acquisition/Problem Solving.

  • The re-use of existing knowledge(bases) Additionally, the relationship of the TIGON system to Data Mining is discussed; as is the inference of diagnostic rules for dynamic systems from the systems performance data.


Expert System Fault Detection Fault Diagnosis Knowledge Acquisition Domain Expert 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Derek Sleeman
    • 1
  • Fraser Mitchell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computing Science King's CollegeThe UniversityAberdeenScotland, UK

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