Title: Improving the use of Visual Interactive Simulation as a knowledge elicitation tool

Authors: Stewart Robinson, Ernie Lee, John S. Edwards

Addresses: Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK. ' Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK. ' Aston Business School, Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET, UK

Abstract: Knowledge elicitation is a well-known bottleneck in the production of knowledge-based systems (KBS). Past research has shown that visual interactive simulation (VIS) could effectively be used to elicit episodic knowledge that is appropriate for machine learning purposes, with a view to building a KBS. Nonetheless, the VIS-based elicitation process still has much room for improvement. Based in the Ford Dagenham Engine Assembly Plant, a research project is being undertaken to investigate the individual/joint effects of visual display level and mode of problem case generation on the elicitation process. This paper looks at the methodology employed and some issues that have been encountered to date.

Keywords: visual interactive simulation; VIS; knowledge elicitation; knowledge-based systems; KBS; visual display; knowledge management; Ford; automobile industry; engine assembly; automotive assembly.

DOI: 10.1504/WREMSD.2007.014045

World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development, 2007 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.260 - 272

Published online: 13 Jun 2007 *

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