Practical Development of Knowledge-Based Systems in Manufacturing

  • K. Oldham
  • R. M. Hather
  • J. Halton
  • A. K. Kochhar


This paper is based on research work that aims to investigate factors affecting the design, development and use of knowledge-based systems in manufacturing. Eight potential applications, resulting in nine systems, were reviewed. They cover a wide range of tasks in manufacturing, from business strategy to after-sales support. The reviews took the form of sixteen detailed structured interviews. Analysis of the interviews highlighted several issues affecting the development of knowledge-based systems. The main issues are discussed under the headings of initial analysis of the domain, formalisation, computerisation and organisational issues. In general, the findings confirm a set of proposed activity models.


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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Oldham
    • 1
  • R. M. Hather
    • 2
  • J. Halton
    • 1
  • A. K. Kochhar
    • 3
  1. 1.Lucas Engineering & Systems LtdShirley, SolihullUK
  2. 2.University of BradfordUK
  3. 3.UMISTUK

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