Constructing Knowledge-Based Systems
CECS 6310.030


Instructor: Dr. Gerald Knezek

Contact Information:
Voice Mail: 940-565-4195
FAX 940-565-2185

Dr. Dana Arrowood

Mailing Address:
Technology and Cognition/UNT
P.O. Box 311337
Denton, TX  76203


Description of the Course:
The purpose of this course is to learn theory and application of the concept of expertise and the benefits associated with preserving and making expertise available to a wider audience. Topics covered include components of Knowledge Based Systems, uses of these systems, advantages, disadvantages, methods for capturing expertise, the difference between knowledge and information, the process of making inferences, and validating stored knowledge.

The .030 section of this course will meet 51% face-to-face in whole group meetings with the rest of the class time spent communicating in small groups and/or via the web. The final project will be a large knowledge-based system, divided into manageable and appropriate parts, each part being built by a small team. It is possible that an individual or small group, with the instructor’s consent, can substitute the class project with their own knowledge-based system project. Assignments will be exercises that apply course readings and findings and lead to the final project.

Online Student Information Sheet

Meeting Dates:
Monday June 2, 2003 6:30-9:30pm
Wednesday June 4, 2003 6:30-9:30pm
Monday June 9, 2003 6:30-9:30pm
Wednesday June 11, 2003 6:30-9:30pm

Presentation of Final Projects:
Thursday, July 3, 2003 6:30-9:30pm

Final project  40%
Online participation 20%
Inclass participation 10%
Assignments  30%