KBS Knowledge Based Systems
This book focuses on how to develop large-scale Knowledge-Based Systems within budget and on time.
The authors teach step-by-step techniques through the knowledge-based system life cycle from the initial development to maintenance of the system.
If your aim is to develop large-scale and commercially viable Knowledge-Based Systems (KBSs), within an acceptable time span and a reasonable budget, then you should invest in this practical handbook for project leaders, designers and knowledge engineers.
Comprehensive and well-organised, this much needed reference describes techniques which can be used to apply more structure and method to KBS development. The authors propose a new concept of KBS life cycle, called KLIC, appropriate for organising the methodological aspects of KBS design and development.
KLIC is based on a process model which clearly distinguishes between primary, supporting, and management processes; it includes six phases: opportunity analysis; plausibility study; construction of the demonstrator; development of the prototype; implementation, installation, and delivery of the target system; and maintenance and extension.
Quality assurance, verification and validation, documentation, project team structure and organisation, project planning, productivity, management rules, knowledge-based innovation, management of human resources, training, research and development are among the main topics of this book.
A well-balanced blend of general principles, practical know-how, and case studies makes this book ideal for both organised teaching and training courses and for self-study, as well as a valuable shelf reference.