Computer-Aided Knowledge Engineering for Construction Tasks


CONSTRUCT - 5477

Keywords knowledge-based systems development, knowledge engineering, civil engineering


Start Date: 01-DEC-90 / Duration: 18 months

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Objectives and Approach

The major objective of the project was to improve the process of knowledge engineering, and more specifically to:

Progress and Results

The project has made substantial achievements with respect to its major objectives and has established the feasibility aspects.

There is a solid stable knowledge level modelling framework and a number of scaled examples illustrating the framework. This framework is the theoretical foundation for all the objectives in the project and is known as COMMET (COM potential methodology), giving rise to a workbench known as KREST.

The KREST workbench has been designed and implemented; it supports:

The KREST workbench is ready for beta-testing and a users group is being formed. In its present state, KREST has the potential to become the tool for small and medium-sized enterprises who want to engage in knowledge based systems development through a principled design and implementation methodology. It is also the basis for further research and development towards shareability and reusability among groups of application developers.

Exploitation

VUB plans to target the education market through the development of course material and to industrialise KREST as an SME tool. VUB continues developing the KREST tool along with research on reusability. Considerable efforts are also invested into dissemination of the results of this project and in the creation and management of the users group.

SISCOG will apply the COMMET methodology to other areas of scheduling in factory production and job-shop scheduling. RENAULT plans to use the workbench for internal applications.


CONTACT POINT

Prof Joao P. Martins
SISCOG
Campo Grande 30 - 6B
P - 1700 LISBOA
tel: +351/ 1 797 53 74
fax: +351/ 1 793 64 72

Participants

SISCOG - P - C
RENAULT AUTOMATION - F - P
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL - B - P


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CONSTRUCT - 5477, December 1993


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