Research in Developing and
Reusing Ontologies and Problem Solving Method Repositories
Research in Knowledge Acquisition
Research in Planning
Research in Multi-Agent Communication and Coordination
We are interested in new approaches to knowledge based system development that exploit knowledge repositories in order to develop new knowledge bases more quickly.
1. Problem Solving Method Repositories
We are developing problem-solving methods for a variety of tasks, including plan evaluation and critiquing, configuration design, and plan generation. The problem-solving knowledge in these methods is represented explicitly, and can be changed and extended using EXPECT's knowledge acquisition tools. The methods are coupled with ontologies that define the problem solving terms used in the method. We are using these methods to develop new applications with EXPECT.
We are developing ontologies that range from domain-independent core theories to domain-specific ontologies. Unlike other researchers that emphasize the use of ontologies to capture knowledge, our interest is to exploit ontologies for knowledge reuse, integration, and knowledge modelling.