Knowledge and Knowledge Acquisition for the Development of Expert Systems for Nursing

  • Camille Grosso
Part of the Computers and Medicine book series (C+M)

Abstract

Residing within the field of Artificial Intelligence, knowledge acquisition is the process of locating, collecting, and refining knowledge for the development of knowledge based systems (Harmon & King, 1985). It is the transfer of expertise from a person to the system. Knowledge is an integrated collection of facts and relationships basic to competent performance (Harmon & King, 1985). Townsend and Feucht (1986) extend the definition to include heuristics that can be used to solve problems. A common dictionary definition is that knowledge is an acquaintance with facts, truth, or principles as from study or investigation.

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