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Development of a distributed knowledge-based system

Wong, K.C.P. and Hopgood, A.A. (2001). Development of a distributed knowledge-based system. In: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence 2001, 25-28 Jun 2001, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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This paper describes the development of a distributed knowledge-based system. A software system, namely Distributed Algorithmic and Rule-based Blackboard System (DARBS), was developed from its predecessor ARBS, which lacked the distributed computing feature. ARBS has been used in solving a number of engineering problems [1-3]. DARBS now utilises client/server technology. It consists of a centralised database server, called the 'Blackboard' and a number of Knowledge Source Clients (experts). It distributes the workload to a number of clients which are rule-based or other AI systems with specific knowledge in various areas. DARBS is being applied to automatic interpretation of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) data and control of plasma deposition processes.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: DARBS; blackboard system; distributing computing; knowledge-based system; rules
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 5543
Depositing User: Patrick Wong
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 17:50
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