IKAS (Intelligent Knowledge Acquisition System) is an expert system building shell with a machine-assisted concept checker for easy integrated rule-entry. Unlike most expert system shells currently available, IKAS not only performs rule syntax checking, but also maintains semantic integration of the knowledge base by using a Concept Base. The Concept Base is incrementally grown during the cycle of expert system application development and safeguards the whole domain from conceptually conflicting rules by finding possible inconsistencies or duplications of concepts and giving recommendations for possible solutions. Also automatic generalized concept forming using the Inductive Extension Generalization method gives IKAS a capability to discover new inductive hypotheses from the existing knowledge base. IKAS can be an advancement for the current expert system technology in terms of complex knowledge representation and utilization.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Expert systems (Computer science)--Design and construction; Machine learning; Artificial intelligence
Department, Program, or Center
Computer Science (GCCIS)
Youn, Bong-Soo, "Intelligent knowledge acquisition system" (1989). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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