Blackboard Architectures and Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123799401, 9780323163187

Blackboard Architectures and Applications

1st Edition

Editors: V. Jagannathan
eBook ISBN: 9780323163187
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 1989
Page Count: 556
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Blackboard Architectures and Applications focuses on studies done on blackboard architecture in the industries and academe. Particularly given value is the role this paradigm plays in distributed problem solving, parallelism, and intelligent real-time systems. Composed of 21 chapters, the book contains the literature of authors who have diligently conducted studies on this concern. The book starts by discussing the blackboard model of problem solving, including control and organization, wherein goal relationships and their use in blackboard architecture are noted. Also given attention are BBI basic control loop, an empirical comparison of explicit and implicit control architectures, and the dynamic integration of reasoning methods. The book then proceeds with discussions on the concurrency and parallelism of advanced architectures. Taken into consideration include design alternatives for parallel and distributed blackboard systems; the parallelization of blackboard architectures and the Agora system; and a comparison of the cage system and polygon architecture. Real-time blackboard architecture systems are also explored. This part contains experiments, frameworks, and methods designed to approximate processing in real-time problem solving. The text also points at developments in blackboard systems. Given attention are the architecture of ATOME, performance of GBB, the Erasmus system, and the use of blackboard system for distributed problem solving. The book finally focuses on object-oriented blackboard architecture for model-based diagnostic reasoning; dynamic instructional planning in the BB1 architecture; and consideration of blackboard model for cockpit information management. The book is a vital source of data for those wanting to explore the potential of artificial intelligence.

Table of Contents




I. Organization and Control

Foreword: Control in Blackboard Systems

1. Goal Relationships and Their Use in a Blackboard Architecture

2. Revising the BB 1 Basic Control Loop to Control the Behavior of Knowledge Sources

3. An Empirical Analysis of Explicit vs. Implicit Control Architectures

4. Simultaneous, Dynamic Integration of Diverse Reasoning Methods

II. Advanced Architectures: Concurrency and Parallelism

Foreword: Advanced Architectures: Concurrency and Parallelism

5. Realizing the Concurrent Blackboard Model

6. Design Alternatives for Parallel and Distributed Blackboard Systems

7. Parallelization of Blackboard Architectures and the Agora System

8. See How They Run... The Architecture and Performance of Two Concurrent Blackboard Systems

III. Real-Time Systems

Foreword: Blackboard Systems in Real-Time Problem Solving

9. The Heuristic Control Virtual Machine: An Implementation of the Schemer Computational Model of Reflective, Real-Time Problem-Solving

10. A Real-Time Blackboard Architecture

11. Approximate Processing in Real-Time Problem Solving

12. Real-Time I/O in Knowledge-Based Systems

13. Toward a Blackboard Architecture for Real-Time Interactions with Dynamic Systems

IV. Development Environments

Foreword: Recent Developments in Blackboard Frameworks

14. Flexibility and Efficiency in Blackboard Systems: Studies and Achievements in ATOME

15. Performance Aspects of GBB

16. The Erasmus System

17. A Blackboard System for Distributed Problem Solving

V. Applications

Foreword: Applications

18. An Object-Oriented Blackboard Architecture for Model-Based Diagnostic Reasoning

19. Blackboard and Alternative Architectural Design for Two Real-Scale Industrial Applications

20. Dynamic Instructional Planning in the BB1 Blackboard Architecture

21. Adapting the Blackboard Model for Cockpit Information Management




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