Title: Design of a Conceptual Level Programming Environment Based on Task Ontology
Authors: K. Seta, M. Ikeda, O. Kakusho, R. Mizoguchi
Reference: Proc. of BKK'97, pp. 11-20

Abstract: We have investigated the property of problem solving knowledge and tried to design its ontology, that is, Task ontology. The main purpose of this paper is to illustrate a Conceptual LEvel Programming Environment (named CLEPE) as an implemented system based on Task ontology.

CLEPE provides three major advantages as follows. (A) It provides human-friendly primitives in terms of which users can easily describe their own problem solving process (descriptiveness, readability). (B) The systems with task ontology can simulate the problem solving process at an abstract level in terms of conceptual level primitives (conceptual level operationality). (C) It provides ontology author with an environment for building task ontology so that he/she can build a consistent and useful ontology.

In this paper, firstly we briefly introduce the concept of task ontology. Secondly, CLEPE and its design principle is described. In CLEPE, one can represent his/her own problem solving knowledge and realize the conceptual-level execution.

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