A knowledge-based framework for learning, applying and consulting engineering procedures

  • Pablo Roberto de Buen-Rodríguez
  • Eduardo F. Morales
  • Sunil Vadera
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1086)


A knowledge-based framework called LACEPRO where civil engineers are able to learn, consult and apply established procedures is presented. LACEPRO's knowledge base was designed to be used by three different knowledge operators: the Tutor, the Consultor, and the Expert. Each of these knowledge operators has its own mechanisms to perform their functions over the shared knowledge base. The core of the knowledge base is a set of networks which represent the steps of the engineering procedures. They function as a platform for: teaching procedures, automatic problem generation, diagnosis of user's misunderstandings, problem solving, consultation, and user's navigation through the domain knowledge.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pablo Roberto de Buen-Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Eduardo F. Morales
    • 2
  • Sunil Vadera
    • 3
  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones EléctricasCuernavaca, MorelosMéxico
  2. 2.ITESMCuernavaca, MorelosMéxico
  3. 3.University of SalfordSalfordUK

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