This is the publication list of Dr. Behrouz Homayoun Far.
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   Research Doc. 1996-01 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Behrouz H. Far, M. Ohmori, T. Baba, Y. Yamasaki and Z. Koono,
Title:
"Merging CASE Tools with Knowledge-Based Technology for Automatic Software Design,"
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
International Journal of Desision Support Systems, vol. 18, pp. 73-82, 1996.

Abstract
An approach towards developing a Knowledge Based Software Engineering (KBSE) tool by merging a conventional CASE tool with the expert system technology is introduced. This is found useful in assisting human designers. Experimental expert systems CREATOR2 and CREATOR3 are introduced and applied to design of switching software. The CREATOR2 has the following features: representing software design knowledge, composed of design product knowledge and design process knowledge, using frame technology; and integrating knowledge based reasoning techniques with a SDL CASE tool. CREATOR3 is an extension of the CREATOR2 system. It enables one with additional design schemas for splitting a process, adding events, etc., and additional representation power, such as using pictorial elements and designers' comments in the frame representation. This leads to a uniform modeling and advanced reasoning environment for software design. Experiments on designing switching software are reported.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-02
Authors(s): 河野 善彌, Behrouz H. Far,
Title:
"拡張有限状態機械モデルとするシステムの設計方法," (A Design Method for Systems Using Extended Finite State Machine)
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
情報処理学会ソフトウェア工学研究会 96-SE-107, pp. 113-120, January 1996.

Original Language: Japanese
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-03 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Behrouz H. Far and Zenya Koono,
Title:
"Ex-W-Pert System: A Web-Based Distributed Expert System for Groupware Design"
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
World Congress on Expert Systems' 96, pp. 545-552, Seoul, Korea, February 4-9, 1996.

Abstract
The World Wide Web (Web) allows people at remotely located sites to communicate and share their ideas using a common communication protocol. A common use of the Web system is running a client application, using a browsing tool, by pointing to a local or proxy server to browse data written in the hypertext format that contains anchors that address other URLs. In this paper a new application of the Web system for sharing knowledge based systems and groupware development activities is introduced. An architecture for a Web-based Distributed Expert System (Ex-W-Pert System) is proposed and an implementation of the proposed architecture in groupware design is demonstrated. The resources and knowledge bases are distributed and can be accessed through the internet.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-04 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Zenya Koono, Hui Chen and Behrouz H. Far,
Title:
"Systematic Knowledge Acquisition for Expert Systems Used For Design"
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
World Congress on Expert Systems' 96, pp. 847-855, Seoul, Korea, February 4-9, 1996.

Abstract
This paper describes a systematic acquisition method of design knowledge. Systematic knowledge acquisition is possible based on a systematic design knowledge structure in a systematic work process of well matured software development organizations. The basis of the work process, design and design information, cognitive scientific views are explained and verified quantitatively. Industrial practice on documentation is also evaluated, and the use of documents is rationalized. Consequently, a systematic way of using documents is explained.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-05 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Hui Chen, Kei-ichi Machida, Behrouz H. Far and Z. Koono,
Title:
"A Systematic Construction Method of Expert Systems Used For Design"
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
World Congress on Expert Systems' 96, pp. 577-584, Seoul, Korea, February 4-9, 1996.

Abstract
This paper reports a systematic way of constructing expert systems for design purposes. The systematic way is based on systematic acquisition of design knowledge derived from the systematic acquisition method of design knowledge stemmed from a systematic design work process of well matured developers. The systematic design of data structure is described. Their hierarchical structure and unified representation are important keys. Next, systematic design of function structure is described. Their mono-functional hierarchical structure in pace with the hierarchical structure of data are important keys. As a result, the design of an expert system can be reduced to standard work procedures similar to design of software.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-06 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Jilong Hua, Hui Chen, Mari Ohmori, Behrouz H. Far, Zenya Koono,
Title:
"An Intelligent CASE Tool Experiment for Switching Software,"
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT' 96), Beijing, China, May 5-7, 1996, pp. 961-964.

Abstract
This paper reports on an automatic software design system used for a switching control system. The design knowledge is gained from diagrams produced by a CASE tool during the initial human design, is stored in each corresponding expert system unit, and is reused for reproducing the design. The design procedure consists of splitting a call process, inserting tasks and detailing. Various considerations for implementing the system in an Intelligent CASE Tool are discussed.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-07 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Behrouz H. Far, Jun'ichi Nagayama, Zenya Koono,
Title:
"A WWW Based Intelligent Data Acquisition System", (WWW上の知的な情報取得システムの実現),
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
1996年度人工知能学会 (第10回) 全国大会, pp. 549-552, Tokyo, Japan, June, 1996.

Abstract
WWW は, 整理されていない電子図書館と呼ばれている. WWW上の情報閲覧を支援するブラウザの登場により, 人々は 世界中の情報を見ることができるようになった. しかし, 情報を見る環境は整ったものの, 情報を取得するための環境はまだまだ整備されていないのが現状である. そのため, 情報の取得に時間と手間がかかるという問題点が生じている.これまで, 「ホワイトカラーを付帯業務から解放する」という目的のもと, さまざまな秘書業務を達成するための電子秘書システムの研究を行なってきた. 本研究では情報取得を行う電子秘書システムを実現する. 電子秘書はユーザーに代わり, 情報の検索, 収集, 選別, 整理, 管理を行い, 収集された情報を活用し, レポートを作る. これにより, ユーザーが情報を取得・活用するのにかかる時間と手間を低減させる.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-08 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): 陳 慧, B.H. ファー, 河野 善彌,
Title:
"ソフトウェアクリエーション: 知的CASEツールの 方式について", (A Proposal of Intelligent CASE Tool),
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
1996年度人工知能学会 (第10回) 全国大会, pp. 273-276, Tokyo, Japan, June, 1996.

Abstract
This report proposes an Intelligent CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tool featuring automatic software design. The system is composed of a conventional CASE tool and expert systems. The main idea is that human designers use a CASE tool for an initial design of a software system and, designers' design knowledge is automatically extracted upon designers' command and stored in an expert system. Reusing thus acquired design knowledge by the expert system, a similar software design can be performed automatically. As this system has accumulated enough design knowledge, the degree of automation progresses. As a result, software development can be easier and eventually reduce software development costs.
Original Language: Japanese
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-09
Authors(s): 河野 善彌, 新 貴博, B.H. ファー,
Title:
"系統的な知識の抽出方法:秘書の電話対応からの知識抽出を 中心にして", (A Systematic Acquisition of Knowledge: Secretaries' Telephone Handling),
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
1996年度人工知能学会 (第10回) 全国大会, pp. 285-288, Tokyo, Japan, June, 1996.

Original Language: Japanese
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-10 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Behrouz H. Far, Jun'ichi Nagayama, Zenya Koono,
Title:
"A WWW Based Intelligent Search Engine for Electronic Commerce",
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
Joint Conference on Knowledge Based Software Engineering, JCKBSE' 96, pp. 174-181, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September, 1996.

Abstract
A major topic in the field of network and telecommunications is doing business on the World Wide Web (WWW), which is called Electronic Commerce (EC). Another major topic is blending Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques with the WWW. In the Ex-W-Pert Project we have proposed an agent model for EC components that blends the traditional expert systems' reasoning engine with a multi-layer knowledge base, communication and documentation engines. Among the EC agents, in this paper, an implementation of a search agent is introduced in detail.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-11 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Z. Koono, H. chen and Behrouz H. Far,
Title:
"Expert's Knowledge Structure Explains Software Engineering",
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
Joint Conference on Knowledge Based Software Engineering, JCKBSE' 96, pp. 193-197, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September, 1996.

Abstract
This paper reports on a model of d.e-sign, and by which various aspects of Software Engineering are explained. Design is modeled by a hierarchically expanding network. Productivity, error rate, Learning effect, and various process problems may be evaluated by this model. Requirements for desirable documentation is also described.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-12 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Behrouz H. Far and Z. Koono,
Title:
"Ex-W-Pert System: A Web-Based Distributed Expert System for Groupware Design"
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
Journal of Expert Systems With Applications, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 475-480, 1996.

Abstract
The World Wide Web (Web) allows people at remotely located sites to communicate and share their ideas using a common communication protocol. A common use of the Web system is running a client application, using a browsing tool, by pointing to a local or proxy server to browse data written in the hypertext format that contains anchors that address other URLs. In this paper a new application of the Web system for sharing distributed knowledge bases and groupware development activities is introduced. An architecture for a Web-based Distributed Expert System (Ex-W-Pert System) is proposed and an implementation of the proposed architecture in a groupware design system is demonstrated. The resources and knowledge bases are distributed and can be accessed via the internet.
Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-13 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): Behrouz H. Far, Zenya Koono,
Title:
"Ex-W-Pert System: WWW Based Intelligent Agents for Electronic Commerce",
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
Proceedings of the Second Meeting of Special Interest Group on Hot Topics and Parallel Processing for Artificial Intelligence pp. 11-16, November, 1996.

Original Language: English
 


 
   Research Doc. 1996-14 Click to download PDF version
Authors(s): 河野 善彌, 新 貴博, Behrouz H. Far,
Title:
"高級秘書に倣う知的マルチメディア端末制御方式,"
Transactions/Magazines/Conferences:
第11号電気通信普及財団研究調査報告書, 整理番号 94-01072, pp. 711-724, 1996.

Abstract
この報告は、企業幹部に対応している高級な秘書の電話の取次の知識を獲得する方法と結果につき述べている。これらの秘書の行動をそっくり真似するには、系統的な知識獲得が必要になる。従来の代表的な手法である知識技術者によるインタビュー等では、これは不可能であった。知識獲得対象のエキスパート、対象のモデリングを繰り返す逐次近似、文書によりある条件での行動を記録させる事等により、秘書の行動と判断の知識を系統的に獲得した方法について述べている。最後にかような秘書知識を持つ電子秘書の導入結果をシミュレーションで評価して、例えば多忙な時に電話が掛かってきて邪魔される割合が1/10に低下できる事を報告している。
Original Language: Japanese
 


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