Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-30
This article describes a facility which collects measurements on the activity of a knowledge engineer which, when summarized over several projects, would form the basis of a predictive model that could be used to estimate the effort and schedule needed to produce a given size knowledge base. The development of knowledge based systems is a new area of software engineering. The rule based style of the code is clearly different from the procedural style used for the last 30 years. Consequently, the process for predicting the effort and schedule requirements for creating a knowledge base are much different from what has been done for traditional procedural software development.