Intelligent Advisory Tool for Design Decomposition

  • Dan Braha
  • Oded Maimon
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 17)


In this chapter, the design search problem of finding a finite sequence of production rules that begins with initial specifications and ends with an acceptable solution (as introduced in Chapter 6), is represented by an AND/OR search tree. A design search algorithm, which is based on a set of production rules and the AND/OR tree representation, is used to search for a consistent (i.e., physically realizable) design solution. A prototype system that was developed to implement the framework is discussed.


Production Rule Tree Representation Design Knowledge Knowledge Engineer Text Field 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Braha
    • 1
  • Oded Maimon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringBen Gurion UniversityBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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