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JSW 2010 Vol.5(12): 1402-1408 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.5.12.1402-1408

On Formal Representation of Procedure Knowledge and its Application to Interactive Electronic Technology Manual

Zhu Jun-wu1, 2, Jiang Yi1, Li Bin1, 3
1Department of Computer Science, Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, China
2College of Information Science and Technology, Beihang University, China
3State Key Lab of Novel Software Tech, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Abstract—The Interactive Electronic Technology Manual is a core element of the equipment support, and using informal means to express automatic reasoning and consistency checking of knowledge systems that can not be carried through by process knowledge. This paper, in cognizance of the high frequency of procedure description in IETM, taking troubleshooting process as an example, puts forward a procedural representation based on labeling transition system, and realizes the XML file storage in procedure description. As a result, the machine can read and operate these data. Meanwhile, this paper designs a quantitative calculating method of process semantic proximity to provide a candidate set of semantic proximity sorting as the result of procedural knowledge retrieval. Compared with existing methods, this method uses status to express the program node information, characterizes change of state by action, and comprehensively considers human-computer interactions. The XML-based procedural representation and storage facilitate interoperability between multiple systems. The formal representation of process knowledge well characterizes the fault diagnosis process in the project of Interactive Electronic Technology Manual.

Index Terms—Interactive Electronic technology Manual, Procedure, Knowledge Representation.


Cite: Zhu Jun-wu, Jiang Yi, Li Bin, "On Formal Representation of Procedure Knowledge and its Application to Interactive Electronic Technology Manual," Journal of Software vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 1402-1408, 2010.

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