THE APPLICATION OF IKBS SYSTEMS TO SHIP OPERATION, SHIP EVALUATION AND SHIP DESIGN

The affinity between operation/design and planning in the context of AI research is used to investigate the application of IKBS systems to ship operation and mission-oriented ship design. Instead of turning 'operational data' into information and using it in an algorithmic procedure, as is the case with conventional computing, the interaction between operation and mission-oriented design is treated as a knowledge engineering problem in which a heuristic procedure is used to seek an 'improved solution.' Rather than using one of the available AI languages, an Expert System Shell running on an IBM Compatible PC is used to build the IKBS system. The advantages and disadvantages of this approach are briefly discussed. The development of rules that eventually constitute the system is outlined. The system is then applied to conceptual, mission-oriented ship design, and the system's use during evaluation is outlined. Work pending to extend the knowledge base and system applications is indicated, and possible economic benefits to users are noted.

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    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Schmidt, F A
    • Curran, E P
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  • Pagination: 19p.

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  • Accession Number: 00659398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM