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076 - Knowledge Modelling

Abstract

After some assessment of the problems with current modelling methods the paper introduces Empirical Modelling. This is a new approach to the use of computers for modelling that takes experience as fundamental and advocates the development of methods and tools that seek to compare experience of the real world domain with experience of computer-based models. This contrasts with conventional approaches where experience of an application is represented by abstractions suited for computer optimisation. The rich, interactive kinds of models made with Empirical Modelling methods justify the new term of 'knowledge modelling' in place of knowledge representation.

Keywords

Knowledge, Modelling, Experience, Dependency, Agency, Observables

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