Knowledge modeling using annotated flow chart

Robert Kremer, Dickson Lukose, Brian Gaines

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This paper describes a user modeling notation called the Annotated How Chart (AFC) that is highly intuitive and very easy for the domain experts to use. This notation is a form of "extended" flow chart. This notation is defined using Constraint Graphs. Modelling constructs represented in AFC is then mapped to MODEL-ECS (this is an executable conceptual modeling language based on Conceptual Graphs and Actors formalisms), to enable rapid prototyping of executable knowledge models. This paper describes the mappings between constructs in AFC and MODEL-ECS. An example in knowledge modeling is used to illustrate the application of AFC in rapid prototyping of knowledge models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Structures
Subtitle of host publicationFulfilling Peirce's Dream - 5th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 1997, Proceedings
EditorsDickson Lukose, Harry Delugach, Mary Keeler, Leroy Searle, John Sowa
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)3540633081, 9783540633082
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Conceptual Structures 1997 - Seattle, United States of America
Duration: 3 Aug 19978 Aug 1997
Conference number: 5th (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference on Conceptual Structures 1997
Abbreviated titleICCS 1997
CountryUnited States of America
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