Knowledge Management in Process Modelling

Study of Expert Systems for Supervisory Control
  • R. V. van de Ree
  • H. Koppelaar
  • E. J. H. Kerckhoffs
Part of the Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 9)


Models of (chemical) plants tend to be very large. They will also contain knowledge from various sources. To manage these models we need special techniques or tools. In this paper we present three basic ideas to control model complexity:
  1. 1.

    hierarchical structures with knowledge abstraction

  2. 2.

    knowledge integration

  3. 3.

    efficient data propagation



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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. V. van de Ree
    • 1
  • H. Koppelaar
    • 1
  • E. J. H. Kerckhoffs
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands

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