TOROS-HYPER: A Tool for the Integration of Hyper Documents into Knowledge-Based Systems

  • Hans Delfs
  • Klaus Winkelmann
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We discuss the relations of knowledge representation and hyper documents and argue that expert systems can greatly benefit from the integration with a hypertext system. We present TOROS-Hyper as our approach to such an integration, based on the objectoriented programming environment TOROS. The first stage of TOROS-Hyper provides loose coupling between objects and hyper documents, i.e. certain document objects are used to access the hypertext system. The second stage is a close coupling: now the system guarantees the consistency of the link structures of the hyper document and the corresponding objects.


Expert System Knowledge Representation Semantic Network Diagnosis System Loose Coupling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Delfs
    • 1
  • Klaus Winkelmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Siemens AGErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Siemens AGMünchenGermany

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