Knowledge Engineering

 
Course code:
X_405099
Period:
Period 2
Credits:
6.0
Language of tuition:
English
Faculty:
Faculty of Science
Coordinator:
dr. A.C.M. ten Teije
Examinator:
dr. A.C.M. ten Teije
Lecturers:
dr. A.C.M. ten Teije
Teaching method(s):
Lecture
Level:
400

Course objective

goals:
1) to be able to elicitate knowledge from experts by using several
elicitation techniques
2) to be able to build all CommonKads models that play a role in the
development of a knowledge based system, this includes the context of
the KBS and the expertise model based
3) to be able to implement the expertise model as a prototype
4) to be able to reflect on your own process of modelling and building a
knowledge based system, and to reflect on your product (=which are the
models and the implementation)

Course content

Knowledge Engineering is a discipline that involves integrating
knowledge into a program for solving a complex problem, which requires
human expertise. Typical tasks are classification, diagnosis, planning
etc. In the course we use CommonKADS as the methodology for the process
of modeling the organisation, the context and the knowledge intensive
tasks.
This methodology give clear guidelines and concrete templates for
modeling the organisational aspects and the expertise model, which is
the core model of knowledge based system. The notion of pattern-based
knowledge modeling is a key issue in the knowledge modelling process.
The goal of the final project is to perform the entire knowledge
technology process for a knowledge intensive problem of your own
choosing, starting with context analysis, up to a (partial)
implementation of the knowledge based system.

Form of tuition

Lectures, assignments, group project

Type of assessment

Assignment, project reports.

Course reading

Schreiber, Akkermans, Anjewierden, de Hoog, Shadbolt, van de Velde,
Wielinga: Knowledge Engineering & Management. The MIT Press, Cambridge
MA, 2000, ISBN 0-262-19300-0.

Target audience

mAI, mIS, mCS-TAI

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