Developing knowledge-based applications in engineering: quality, productivity, and technology transfer issues

P. Baroni, G. Guida, G. Lamperti, S. Mussi

In L.C. Jain (Ed.), Soft Computing Techniques in Knowledge-Based Intelligent Engineering Systems - Approaches and Applications, Springer Verlag, 1997, 115-140.



This paper investigates quality, productivity, and technology transfer issues in relation to the development of knowledge-based components of large and complex software systems. The concepts of quality and productivity are first introduced and their mutual relationships discussed. The role of technology transfer is then analyzed. Later, a novel proposal of an integrated approach to quality, productivity and technology transfer is illustrated. Finally, the main features of the proposed approach are discussed and the basic ideas concerning an original interpretation of the object-oriented paradigm are outlined.

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