SIZZLE: A Knowledge-Acquisition Tool Specialized for the Sizing Task

  • Daniel Offutt
Part of the The Kluwer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 57)


SIZZLE is a prototype knowledge-acquisition tool for building sizers: expert systems that solve sizing problems. SIZZLE uses an extrapolate­from-a-similar-case problem-solving method. Using this strategy, a sizer produces a solution by first becoming reminded of a source sizing case similar to a target sizing problem to be solved, and then adjusting the solution of the source case to account for the differences between the source and the target. The problem-solving strategy assumed by SIZZLE makes strong assumptions about the problem domain. SIZZLE assumes that knowledge about sizing can be organized as a collection of validated cases (each case is a problem-description/solution pair) and that similarities among problem descriptions imply similarities among solutions.


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