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Future military applications for knowledge engineering

Author: Steven C Bankes; Rand Corporation.; United States. Air Force.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA (P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica 90406-2138) : Rand, [1985]
Series: Rand note, N-2102-AF.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This Note surveys the technology of knowledge based systems, or knowledge engineering, to identify potential military applications. The number of potential applications is quite large, and includes decision support systems, knowledge-based simulations, training aids, maintenance advisors, robotic applications. Because the technology is new and untested, there are a number of risk factors: it is unclear how costs  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bankes, Steven C.
Future military applications for knowledge engineering.
Santa Monica, CA (P.O. Box 2138, Santa Monica 90406-2138) : Rand, [1985]
(OCoLC)621998808
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven C Bankes; Rand Corporation.; United States. Air Force.
OCLC Number: 12172043
Notes: "February 1985."
Description: viii, 51 pages ; 28 cm.
Series Title: Rand note, N-2102-AF.
Responsibility: Steven C. Bankes ; prepared for the United States Air Force.

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"This Note surveys the technology of knowledge based systems, or knowledge engineering, to identify potential military applications. The number of potential applications is quite large, and includes decision support systems, knowledge-based simulations, training aids, maintenance advisors, robotic applications. Because the technology is new and untested, there are a number of risk factors: it is unclear how costs will increase with the size of any given project; debugging and verification may be more difficult than in traditional software engineering; support resources (hardware, software, and skilled personnel) will have to be developed before this technology can be widely applied. To facilitate the parallel development of fundamental research and practical development, the author recommends selecting key applications for actual system development and, to avoid costly failures, suggests that an evolutionary strategy be employed. Knowledge-based systems should be designed to augment human capabilities, not replace personnel."--Rand abstracts.

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