Application of model-based reasoning to the maintenance of telecommunication networks
This paper describes the application of model-based reasoning techniques to the maintenance of telecommunication networks. Model-based reasoning is used in all major steps of the overall maintenance process. The necessary knowledge is represented as structural knowledge (functional entities and their interdependencies) and as behavioural knowledge. The inference engine uses this knowledge for abductive and deductive reasoning. Experiences with a prototypical application (modelling the BERKOM network) are described and evaluated. In the light of these experiences new concepts and improvements are discussed.
KeywordsModel-Based and Qualitative Reasoning Expert & Diagnostic Systems Knowledge Representation Telecommunication Management Network
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