Knowledge Representation for Intelligent Systems

Authored by: Emil Vassev

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering

Print publication date:  November  2010
Online publication date:  November  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420059779
eBook ISBN: 9781351249270
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Knowledge is a source of intelligence, and both knowledge representation and knowledge management are crucial for intelligent systems. Well-employed knowledge helps such systems become aware of situations, recognize states, and eventually respond to changes. An intelligent system shall incorporate knowledge that helps the system reason about important external and internal factors, and eventually learn from experience and infer missing knowledge. This entry discusses the notion of knowledge and surveys knowledge representation approaches together with concepts and techniques for system intelligence based on knowledge awareness. Moreover, a brief discussion on the author’s view of knowledge representation together with a case study is presented.

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