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A standard intelligent system ontology
Author(s): Craig Schlenoff; Randy Washington; Tony Barbera; Chris Manteuffel
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Paper Abstract

The level of automation in combat vehicles being developed for the Army's objective force is greatly increased over the Army's legacy force. This automation is taking many forms in emerging vehicles; varying from operator decision aides to fully autonomous unmanned systems. The development of these intelligent vehicles requires a thorough understanding of all of the intelligent behavior that needs to be exhibited by the system so that designers can allocate functionality to humans and/or machines. Traditional system specification techniques focused heavily on the functional description of the major systems and implicitly assumed that a well-trained crew would operate these systems in a manner to accomplish the tactical mission assigned to the vehicle. In order to allocate some or all of these intelligent behaviors to machines in future vehicles it is necessary to be able to identify and describe these intelligent behaviors in detail. In this paper, we describe an effort to develop an intelligent systems (IS) ontology using Protege. The goal of this effort is to develop a common, implementation-independent, extendable knowledge source for researchers and developers in the intelligent vehicle community that will: * Provide a standard set of domain concepts along with their attributes and inter-relations * Allow for knowledge capture and reuse * Facilitate systems specification, design, and integration, and * Accelerate research in the field. This paper describes the methodology we have used to identify knowledge in this domain and an approach to capture and visualize the knowledge in the ontology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5804, Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII, (27 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.602425
Show Author Affiliations
Craig Schlenoff, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Randy Washington, DCS Corp. (United States)
Tony Barbera, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Chris Manteuffel, DCS Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5804:
Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology VII
Grant R. Gerhart; Charles M. Shoemaker; Douglas W. Gage, Editor(s)

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