Helen C. Shen, Chun Chung Chan

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Knowledge acquisition is the process of transferring knowledge from some knowledge sources to computer systems. It is difficult and time consuming and is often described as the bottleneck in the construction of knowledge-based systems. The authors propose an aid to the process of knowledge acquisition. Knowledge is acquired through database partitioning such that interdependent attributes and entities that have similar characteristics can be found and grouped together. The knowledge acquisition aid helps the knowledge engineers to converse with the experts in a meaningful way so that relevant questions about the domain of interest can be asked. It also helps to extract the knowledge which the experts may not be aware of. To the casual users, information hidden in the data may be revealed through this tool. Objective explanations to solutions of problems can also be provided by the proposed knowledge acquisition process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Missing Host Publication Title] | SCOPUS_ID_0022285557
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1985
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE 1985 Proceedings of the International Conference on Cybernetics and Society. - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: 1 Dec 1985 → …


ConferenceIEEE 1985 Proceedings of the International Conference on Cybernetics and Society.
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period1/12/85 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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