Lessons of a First-Year Use of the Automated Reasoning Tool
The paper discusses problems we have encountered while using the advanced knowledge representation and reasoning system ART for developing an automated process planning system. First, key concepts and distinct modus operandi of ART are presented through showing how they match the requirements of the process planning task. Then we discuss the lessons that previous experience and skill in application of conventional programming methods is the main factor that makes programming in an integrated knowledge based environment more cumbersome than expected. Finally, a knowledge compilation strategy is outlined that would enable us to deliver results to more traditional and simple computing environments.
KeywordsProcess Planning Inference Engine Hypothetical Reasoning Process Planning System Forward Reasoning
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