Report Number: CS-TR-77-596
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: A review of knowledge based problem solving as a basis for a genetics experiment designing system
Author: Stefik, Mark J.
Author: Martin, Nancy
Date: February 1977
Abstract: It is generally accepted that problem solving systems require a wealth of domain specific knowledge for effective performance in complex domains. This report takes the view that all domain specific knowledge should be expressed in a knowledge base. With this in mind, the ideas and techniques from problem solving and knowledge base research are reviewed and outstandlng problems are identified. Finally, a task domain is characterized in terms of objects, actions, and control/strategy knowledge and suggestions are made for creating a uniform knowledge base management system to be used for knowledge acquisition, problem solving, and explanation.