Visual modelling: A knowledge acquisition method for intelligent process control systems

  • D. Schmidt
  • J. Haddock
  • W. A. Wallace
  • R. Wright
Cam II
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 604)


Intelligent process control requires theoretical and experimental knowledge of physical processes combined with the judgement and experience of experts in plant operations and management. An effective integration of these components depends on effective communication.

The objective of this paper is to propose visual modelling as a knowledge acquisition tool for eliciting, integrating and formalizing the three different types of knowledge into a knowledge base for intelligent process control. The approach is illustrated by the manufacturing processes in the annealing of copper wire and the galvanizing of steel.


Intelligent Processing Process Control Expert Systems Visual Modelling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Schmidt
  • J. Haddock
  • W. A. Wallace
    • 1
  • R. Wright
  1. 1.The Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyZurichSwitzerland

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