Report Number: CS-TR-77-589
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: A knowledge-based system for the interpretation of protein x-ray crystallographic data
Author: Engelmore, Robert S.
Author: Nii, H. Penny
Date: February 1977
Abstract: The broad goal of this project is to develop intelligent computational systems to infer the three-dimensional structures of proteins from x-ray crystallographic data. The computational systems under development use both formal and judgmental knowledge from experts to select appropriate procedures and to constrain the space of plausible protein structures. The hypothesis generating and testing procedures operate upon a variety of representations of the data, and work with several different descriptions of the structure being inferred. The system consists of a number of independent but cooperating knowledge sources which propose, augment and verify a solution to the problem as it is incrementally generated.