About this book
Knowledge Engineering, as a discipline and a profession, has emerged from the practical application of decades of research into artificial intelligence and intelligent systems. In particular, knowledge engineering refers to the development of systems that use knowledge, rather than data, to solve many novel computing problems. This is achieved by the application of computing techniques, closely associated with human cognitive processes, for transforming data into knowledge.
An Introduction to Knowledge Engineering presents a simple but detailed exploration of current and established work in the field. Its simple yet comprehensive treatment of knowledge based systems will provide the reader with a substantial grounding in such technologies as:
•case based reasoning systems
The text includes activities and self assessments that provide opportunities for the reader to reflect on and reinforce their understanding of the concepts as they progress.
The book will be suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students in computing science and related disciplines such as Knowledge Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent systems, Cognitive Neuroscience, Robotics and Cybernetics.
In addition, it is expected that anyone interested or involved in sophisticated information system developments will find the book a valuable source of ideas and guidance.