The role of cognitive science in knowledge engineering

  • Gerhard Strube
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 622)


It is argued that knowledge engineering should take a cognitive stance, i.e. it should aim for cognitively adequate systems. The notion of cognitive adequacy is unfolded from an idealized, absolutely strong meaning (i.e., a complete model of a human expert) down to the very weak notion of conforming to recognized ergonomic standards. Various ways are proposed to enhance cognitive adequacy in the model-based framework of knowledge engineering. Finally, the relevance of these concepts for expert system application is discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Strube
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  1. 1.Department of Cognitive Science Institute of Computer Science and Social ResearchAlbert Ludwig UniversityFreiburg i.Br.Germany

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