A knowledge acquisition system is implemented on the IBM PAN (Parallel Associative Networks) system. This is an iterative process that reduces the uncertainty of a body of knowledge and information at each time step and produces a convergent result which provides certainty to this body. This scheme of uncertainty management is similar to human thinking and decision making processes. The characteristics of noncrisp (or fuzzy) and multi-valued reasoning and gradual improvement of understanding are captured by a mathematically rigorous model which is implemented conveniently on a neural network processor.


Bayesian Network Knowledge Acquisition Probabilistic Logic Fuzzy Subset Propositional Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Su-shing Chen
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of North CarolinaCharlotte

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