Knowledge Acquisition for Large Knowledge Bases:

Integrating Problem-Solving Methods and Ontologies into Applications

Bill Swartout (PI), Yolanda Gil (PI), Andre Valente

USC/Information Sciences Institute

swartout@isi.edu, gil@isi.edu, valente@isi.edu

HPKB West Coast Kickoff Presentation, March 1997


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Knowledge Acquisition for Large Knowledge Bases: Integrating Problem-Solving Methods and Ontologies into Applications

Background: EXPECT, A Framework for Developing Knowledge Based Systems

Background: EXPECT’s Support for Knowledge Acquisition

Our Goals in HPKB

EXCALIBUR: Enhanced KBS Development Architecture

LIBRA: A Problem-Solving Method Library

Populating the LIBRA Library

SHERPA: A Knowledge Acquisition Mediator

SHERPA’s Interdependency Models (IM)

SHERPA: Ontology Change Notification and Knowledge Acquisition

Building Models of Library Components Contributed by Other Groups

Conclusion

Summary of the proposal

The EXPECT Project