CommonKADS is the methodology that is most commonly followed at Epistemics when developing knowledge engineering systems.
CommonKADS is a complete methodological framework for the development of a knowledge based system (KBS). It supports most aspects of a KBS development project, such as:
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CommonKADS describes KBS development from two perspectives:
CommonKADS is the result of an Esprit-II project (P5248) KADS-II which involved the following partners: Cap Gemini Innovation (France), Cap Programator (Sweden), Netherlands Energy Research Foundation ECN (NL), ERITEL SA (Spain), IBM France (France), Lloyd's Register (UK), SICS, Siemens AG (Denmark), Touche Ross MC (UK), University of Amsterdam (NL) and Free University of Brussels (Belgium).
The CommonKADS text book, co-written by Epistemics director Prof Nigel Shadbolt, is essential reading for those wishing to understand and use the CommonKADS approach:
Knowledge Engineering and Management: The CommonKADS Methodology (2000) by A. Th. Schreiber, J. Akkermans, A. Anjewierden, R. De Hoog, N. Shadbolt, W. Van De Velde & B. Wielinga. MIT Press. ISBN 0-262-19300-0
For more information, you can visit the CommonKADS website.