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  Andrey Smirnov
Throughout the development of this generic approach, it was applied to different domains and achieved great success, but this method has not yet been used in the areas of planning, scheduling, and resource allocation.
CommonKADS is one of the building methods of KB systems, and it views the construction of knowledge-based systems as a modeling activity.
On the other hand, CommonKADS aided KBS software development is capable of decreasing the size of the application by applying distributed function approach.
www.cs.colorado.edu /~sumner/cs3202/final-reports/smirnov.html   (1649 words)

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CommonKADS and Cooperating Knowledge Based Systems Hans-Peter Weih, Joachim Schü, Jacques Calmet Institut für Algorithmen und Kognitive Systeme University of Karlsruhe E-Mail: fweih,schue,calmetg@ira.uka.de March 8, 1994 Abstract In this paper we shall deal with the knowledge acquisition for cooperating knowledge based systems using a preliminary version of the CommonKADS methodology with minor extensions.
According to the CommonKADS philosophy task and inference knowledge of such a general supervisor agent are reusable indepently of the underlying CKBS shell.
The method is similair to the task decomposition in CommonKADS and the description of the attributes of the tasks in the Common- KADS mthodology.
www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de /vvv/1994/informatik/17/17.text   (3977 words)

 Knowledge acquisition through modelling
CommonKADS incorporates an object-oriented development process and uses UML notations such as class diagrams, use-case diagrams, activity diagrams and state diagrams.
The modelling approach CommonKADS is a methodological framework for the development of a knowledge based system and analysis of human expertise and supports knowledge acquisition.
CommonKADS has a framework for knowledge analysis, which forms the core of the technique.
dis.dsv.su.se /~kris-pal/km.htm   (1148 words)

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CommonKADS the views have an internal structure which is described in [DDE+97].
CommonKADS does not explicitly model this view, but it can be catched by the "Other Resources" constituent (figure 2).
CommonKADS has an own model for this view, the "Communication Model" [WHK+93], that is primary intended to capture the interaction between the staff and a knowledge based system.
www.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de /vvv/1998/wiwi/2/2.text   (3021 words)

 University of Portsmouth | Structuring Task Knowledge into CommonKADS Specifications
CommonKADS is a de-facto methodology for deriving ‘knowledge’ level specifications of problem solving tasks independent of implementation language.
In CommonKADS, the hierarchical decomposition of task knowledge is represented diagrammatically using schematic maps called inference diagrams that show the sub-tasks, inferences and transfer function components of the task.
CommonKADS is expressive enough so that when specified tasks are implemented, they produce doctrinal behaviours in CGF agents.
www.port.ac.uk /departments/academic/ct/research/intelligentagentsgroupIAG/StructuringTaskKnowledgeintoCommonKADSSpecifications   (6405 words)

 CommonKADS - Definition, explanation
CommonKADS is the leading methodology to support structured knowledge engineering.
It now is the European de facto standard for knowledge analysis and knowledge-intensive system development, and it has been adopted as a whole or has been partly incorporated in existing methods by many major companies in Europe, as well as in the US and Japan.
CommonKADS enables to spot the opportunities and bottlenecks in how organizations develop, distribute and apply their knowledge resources, and so gives tools for corporate knowledge management.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/co/commonkads.php   (255 words)

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Example task declaration and task method from AAWO planning task 2.4 CommonKADS and CGF modelling The applicability of CommonKADS to CGF task specification and modelling is suggested in [23] (p.
CommonKADS and task reusability The gains in our approach however become apparent when versions of the same task are coded in more than one CGF language.
We believe that CommonKADS specifications can also be used to produce JACK code, and potentially, ACT-R. Acknowledgements Thanks to Dr. Frank Ritter for his helpful advice and comments for improving the early drafts of this paper.
www.port.ac.uk /departments/academic/ct/research/intelligentagentsgroupIAG/file,7813,en.doc   (4352 words)

 Cognitive strategies in Industrial Design Engineering
The basic principle of CommonKADS is that developing a KBS involves the construction of a number of models.
CommonKADS is used as a knowledge based system methodology in research as well as in commercial projects.
In CommonKADS certain aspects of problem solving tasks, for example inference mechanisms, inference structures and input/output classes, are already identified and described in such a way that they can be re-used in the description of other problem solving tasks.
www.corinnekruger.nl /hfst2.html   (4680 words)

CommonKADS is the methodology that is most commonly followed at Epistemics when developing knowledge engineering systems.
CommonKADS is a complete methodological framework for the development of a knowledge based system (KBS).
CommonKADS is the result of an Esprit-II project (P5248) KADS-II which involved the following partners: Cap Gemini Innovation (France), Cap Programator (Sweden), Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN (NL), ERITEL SA (Spain), IBM France (France), Lloyd's Register (UK), SICS, Siemens AG (Denmark), Touche Ross MC (UK), University of Amsterdam (NL) and Free University of Brussels (Belgium).
www.epistemics.co.uk /Notes/144-0-0.htm   (213 words)

 HPKB Support for Monitoring, Analysis, and Interpretation Tasks
Procedures for a small number of fairly abstract monitoring procedures have been codified already in the CommonKADS library of problem solving methods [1], but most of these concern fairly active procedures for diagnosing devices for which complete structural and functional information is available.
The primary body of work on process models for MAI tasks consists of the problem solving methods present in the CommonKADS library [1], which are also used in the Stanford Protege project and the ISI Expect project.
Essentially all of the important structure of MAI tasks lies outside of the extant CommonKADS assessment library, hence the attention of the proposed research to identifying and formalizing the needed extensions to this library.
groups.csail.mit.edu /medg/projects/maita/documents/proposal/trimmed.html   (7274 words)

 Computer books at discount prices - nerdbooks.com
The book covers in an integrated fashion the complete route from corporate knowledge management, through knowledge analysis and engineering, to the design and implementation of knowledge-intensive information systems.
The CommonKADS methodology, developed over the last decade by an industry-university consortium led by the authors, is used throughout the book.
CommonKADS makes as much use as possible of the new UML notation standard.
www.nerdbooks.com /item.php?id=0262193000   (186 words)

 A Methodological Proposal for Multiagent Systems Development extending CommonKADS
This paper proposes an extension of CommonKADS for fitting the characteristics of the agent approach in the SDLC and the definition of a new model, the coordination model, for describing the coordination protocols.
The CommonKADS methodology follows an approach to Knowledge Based System Development as the building of a number of separate models that capture salient features of the system and its environment.
Expertise model: (EM) this is the focus of the CommonKADS methodology and models the problem solving knowledge used by an agent to perform a task.
ksi.cpsc.ucalgary.ca /KAW/KAW96/iglesias/Iglesias.html   (5423 words)

 CommonKADS in the VUB AI lab
CommonKADS is the name of a comprehensive methodology for the development of knowledge based systems.
CommonKADS is now developed to a point where it can become a European standard for KBS development.
Task Features and their Use in CommonKADS by Agnar Aamodt, Bart Benus, Cuno Duursma, Christine Tomlinson, Ronald Schrooten and Walter Van de Velde.
arti.vub.ac.be /previous_projects/kads   (394 words)

 RR-2737 : Using CommonKADS to Build an Expertise Model for Breast Cancer Prognosis and Therapy
Abstract : One of the major aspects in breast cancer research is the identification of prognostic factors accurate enough to define different therapeutic decisions; each prognostic factor on its own is not sufficient for the prediction of the biological behaviour of the tumour, but a combination of these parameters is necessary.
The aim of this work is to provide a first conceptual- isation of breast cancer prognosis and therapy, while evaluating the efficacy of the Com monKADS methodology in facing the problem.
Nous avons suivi la méthode CommonKADS et, en particulier, la bibliothèque offerte par CommonKADS pour la modélisation de l'expertise.
www.inria.fr /rrrt/rr-2737.html   (463 words)

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The three most influential methodologies inspired by this strand of research are CommonKADS [31], CoMoMAS [30] and MAS-CommonKADS [10].
The CommonKADS methodology was developed to support knowledge engineers in modeling expert knowledge and developing design specifications in textual or diagrammatic form.
CommonKADS is a knowledge engineering methodology as well as a knowledge management framework.
www.omg.org /docs/agent/04-12-03.txt   (9291 words)

 IJCAI-97 TUTORIAL SP3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The separation of analysis and design is a key element in both accurate modelling of expert knowledge in an implementation-independent manner (allowing the possibility of reusing knowledge models between applications) and in making well-justified decisions about the best implementation approach for a particular problem.
The CommonKADS methodology provides a principled approach to representing, organising and transforming acquired knowledge; in other words, it is an enabling technology to support and guide the construction of knowledge based systems.
The goal of the tutorial is to introduce the audience to a disciplined approach to developing knowledge based systems based on the CommonKADS methodology.
www.ijcai.org /past/ijcai-97/CI/TUTORIAL/sp3.html   (411 words)

 Support tools for CommonKADS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This page contains information on material related to CommonKADS tools.
CML2 (Conceptual Modelling Language) is the CommonKADS knowledge modelling language.
The syntax description and the parser correspond to the draft CommonKADS book as submitted to the publisher.
hcs.science.uva.nl /projects/kads22   (205 words)

CommonKADS enables to spot the opportunities and bottlenecks in how organizations develop,
CommonKADS also provides the methods to perform a detailed analysis of
CommonKADS uses UML notations wherever possible, in particular class diagrams, activity
www.angelfire.com /ia/projet/whatKADS.html   (410 words)

 Review of Glaser, Norbert: Conceptual Modelling of Multi-Agent Systems: the Comomas Engineering Environment
Description of the CommonKADS approach and related projects also constitute a major part of this chapter.
Thereby, knowledge acquisition is a cyclic process, which is closely linked to the previous constructive design process: new knowledge is acquired and integrated into the current model which is evaluated and refined and thus new knowledge is required.
The author chooses to apply the CommonKADS model set to the domain of distributed problem solving rather than to a multi-agent system.
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk /8/1/reviews/korobitsin.html   (1813 words)

 SWAD-Europe Deliverable 6.4: Using Modelling Methods to Build Semantic Web Applications - Modelling Experiments
ITtalks is a case study developed as part of the DAML project at the University of Maryland, USA.
Further, CommonKADS problem-solving methods are modelled as web services using the OWL-S language.
The knowledge-engineering community has identified and developed PSMs of general usefulness or for specific high-level tasks such as diagnosis, assessment, planning, etc. Knowledge-based methodologies such as CommonKADS [15] or MIKE [1] consider PSMs as essential structures for controlling the methodological activities that must be carried out to build expertise models.
www.w3.org /2001/sw/Europe/reports/modelling_experiment/modellingExperiment.html   (2525 words)

 CommonKADS Library for Expertise Modelling (Edited by: J. Breuker and W. Van De Velde)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
CommonKADS Library for Expertise Modelling (Edited by: J. Breuker and W. Van De Velde)
To enhance flexible reuse, these models can be broken down into reusable components, containing artificial problem solving methods and ontologies of domain models.
A library of these models and components has been constructed as part of the CommonKADS methodology, and its presentation in the book allows application independent of a particular methodology, or tools for implementing KBS's.
www.iospress.nl /html/9051991649.php   (183 words)

 ECS EPrints Service - Certifying KBSs: Using CommonKADS to Provide Supporting Evidence for Fitness for Purpose of KBSs
Certifying KBSs: Using CommonKADS to Provide Supporting Evidence for Fitness for Purpose of KBSs
O'Hara, K., Shadbolt, N. and Tennison, J. Certifying KBSs: Using CommonKADS to Provide Supporting Evidence for Fitness for Purpose of KBSs.
EPrints is free software developed by the University of Southampton to facilitate Open Access to research.
eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk /4140   (127 words)

 Publication detail
The case study tries to capitalize on the strong points of both approaches in the tool-support and modeling areas.
The study shows that this type of usage of Protege-2000 as a metaCASE tool is to a large extent feasible.
Finally, this experience shows how the concrete, operational approach of Protege and the highly methodological approach of CommonKADS can be combined successfully to provide the middle-ground tool that reduces the gap between a conceptual model.
smi-web.stanford.edu /auslese/smi-web/research/details.jsp?PubId=894   (221 words)

 CommonKADS and Cooperating Knowledge Based Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abstract In this paper we shall deal with the knowledge acquisition for cooperating knowledge based systems using a preliminary version of the CommonKADS methodology with minor extensions.
We will show the applicability of CommonKADS for CKBS Knowledge Acquisition in a macroscopic sense.
Particulariliy on the domain layer of the expertise model there is a need to provide a model for reasoning with different models of uncertainty.
iaks-www.ira.uka.de /iaks-calmet/abstracts/kads4-abstract.html   (166 words)

 SMI-2001-0894   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This article describes a case study in which Protege-2000 was used to build a tool for constructing CommonKADS knowledge models.
We specify the CommonKADS knowledge model as an ontology in the Protege specification formalism, and define a number of visualizations for the resulting types.
Send mail to: kxl@smi.stanford.edu to send a message to the maintainer of the SMI Reports.
smi-web.stanford.edu /pubs/SMI_Abstracts/SMI-2001-0894.html   (252 words)

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It extends the CommonKADS work which mainly focussed on tasks and reusable problem solving methods into the area of domain modelling.
In the next phase, the resulting domain ontologies will be subject to adaptation and evolution in view of their reuse in the same and neighbouring domains.
I was unable to learn almost anything about commonKADS, except a few papers written before it supposedly was released.
www.cs.utexas.edu /users/mfkb/misc/commonKADS   (2044 words)

 Knowledge Engineering and Management : The Commonkads Methodology
CommonKADS makes much use of the new UML notation standard.
Guus Schreiber and Robert de Hoog are Associate Professors, and Bob Wielinga is Professor, of Social Science Informatics at the University of Amsterdam.
Walter Van de Velde is Research Director of Starlab, Belgium.
www.businessanalysisbooks.com /0262193000.html   (335 words)

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