Getting Ready for Session #10 (September 30, 1996)
Knowledge & Knowledge Representation:
Structured Objects (Semantic Networks & Frames)
Durkin, J. (1994). Expert Systems: Design and Development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. [QA76.76.E95 D87 1994b] & [PAM] pp. 68-80
This selection presents semantic networks and frames as knowledge representation approaches.
A semantic network is a graphical representation of the important objects, attributes (features) and relationships relating to the knowledge problem of interest. It looks strangely similar to an object model.
A frame represents typical knowledge about an object including both factual and procedural knowledge as well as relationships to other frames.