Report Number: CS-TR-77-621
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: The art of artificial intelligence: I. Themes and case
studies of knowledge engineering
Author: Feigenbaum, Edward A.
Date: August 1977
Abstract: The knowledge engineer practices the art of bringing the
principles and tools of AI research to bear on difficult
applications problems requiring experts' knowledge for their
solution. The technical issues of acquiring this knowledge,
representing it, and using it appropriately to construct and
explain lines-of-reasoning, are important problems in the
design of knowledge-based systems. Various systems that have
achieved expert level performance in scientific and medical
inference illuminates the art of knowledge engineering and
its parent science, Artificial Intelligence.