Enterprise Integration and Communications Systems

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An artificial intelligence language that emphasize objects as the basic component of an expert system. [DEC].

Components of an assembly that have been pulled from stock and readied for movement to the assembly area. [APIC]. A kit is a collection of carefully identified and controlled items used to build a module, subassembly or assembly. Kit items are usually kept in a box or bag and labeled. [SAMA].

Kit List
A tabulation of all parts and materials that go into a kit. The list includes part and serial numbers, lot numbers or date codes for each item listed. [SAMA].

The process of removing components of an assembly from the stock room and sending them to the assembly floor as a kit of parts. This action may take place automatically whenever a full set of parts is available and/or may be done only upon authorization by a designated person.

Knowledge Acquisition
The process of extracting knowledge. It can be derived from many sources: an expert, documents, books, manuals, forms, etc.

Knowledge Base
The part of an artificial intelligence system that contains structured, codified knowledge and hueristics used to solve problems. [DEC].

Knowledge Craft
A complete expert development system which provides an integrated set of programming tools. [DEC].

Knowledge Engineer
A person who implements an expert system. A knowledge engineer interviews experts to utilize the raw knowledge from which to structure the knowledge base and formulate the rule base. [DEC].

Knowledge Representation
A structure in which knowledge can be stored in a way that allows the system to understand the relationships among pieces of knowledge and to manipulate those relationships. [DEC].