The use of a semantic network activation language in an ITS project
We report the use of a graphical multi-paradigm language in SAFARI; an environment for the development of ITSs. The language, called Synergy uses “active semantic networks” to manipulate both declarative and procedural knowledge.
After an overview of the language, we present its use in some modules of SAFARI, especially for a visual agent-oriented modeling of the Intensive Care Unit and for course generation from a curriculum. The first application illustrates the use of Synergy as a tool for task cognitive analysis.
Synergy could be used in other modules of SAFARI, in other ITS' projects and in other artificial intelligence and computer domains.
KeywordsProgramming models integration semantic networks activation intelligent tutoring systems intensive care unit course generation
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