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A Knowledge-Based Control Architecture with Interactive Reasoning Functions
February 1996 (vol. 8 no. 1)
pp. 179-183

Abstract—A knowledge-based system architecture called IPEX is presented that uses a time distributed, interactive reasoning paradigm for process control applications. Structural features of the system are presented, and it is shown that temporal considerations are included in each of the system's data structures either explicitly or implicitly. Diagnostic planning is discussed, and explanations of the algorithms that formulate and maintain diagnostic/control plans are given. In particular, it is shown that the IPEX system can manage concurrently executing interactive diagnostic plans for multiple problem hypotheses.

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Index Terms:
Diagnostics, interactive reasoning, interactive systems, knowledge-based control, knowledge-based systems, process control, temporal representation.
Citation:
Gerald A. Sullivan, "A Knowledge-Based Control Architecture with Interactive Reasoning Functions," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 179-183, Feb. 1996, doi:10.1109/69.485646
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