Knowledge Representation

What Does Knowledge Representation Mean?

The field of knowledge representation involves considering artificial intelligence and how it presents some sort of knowledge, usually regarding a closed system. IT professionals and others may monitor and evaluate an artificial intelligence system to get a better idea of its simulation of human knowledge, or its role in presenting the data about focus input.


Techopedia Explains Knowledge Representation

Scientists from MIT’s AI Lab talk about knowledge representation as “a set of ontological commitments – a fragmented theory of intelligent reasoning” and “a simulation of a medium of human expression.” Some call knowledge representation a “surrogate” for some form of human correspondence or communication regarding a system. As artificial intelligence evolves, scientists continue to look at the boundaries and parameters of knowledge representation to further define what it means and how it applies to state-of-the-art tech knowledge as AI continues to approach better and fuller models of human sentience.


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