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Knowledge-Based Computation

  1. David Leake,
  2. Thomas Reichherzer

Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse206

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Leake, D. and Reichherzer, T. 2009. Knowledge-Based Computation. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. 1687–1700.

Author Information

  1. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2009

Abstract

The knowledge-based computation approach to artificial intelligence develops and studies intelligent systems that exploit explicitly represented knowledge. The approach addresses questions such as how knowledge should be represented in computational systems, what knowledge must be captured for a particular task and task domain, how knowledge should be organized, and how knowledge should be applied. This article introduces theoretical foundations for knowledge-based computation, presents knowledge representation principles, and samples major approaches, trends, and opportunities for knowledge-based computing.

Keywords:

  • artificial intelligence;
  • knowledge representation;
  • rule-based systems;
  • case-based reasoning;
  • Semantic Web