The Structure of Knowledge


While developing knowledge systems, it is common for the number of rules or chunks of knowledge in a system to follow a cylical problem. early stages may result in several hundreds of rules. The understanding gained of the nature of the problem and the knowledge required to solve it often results in valuable insight and collapsing of multiple rules into smaller sets of more general rules.  The initial rule representations may give way to very different structures. This may result in substantial system redesign. The intermediate step of the holistic approach may play an important role in revealing the structure of the problem itself and making possible new approaches to its solution. With the underlying structure revealed, the process of reprogramming the system from this new perspective takes placewith a clearer vision of the final product and takes on some of the characteristics of traditional, reductionist techniques.

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