A knowledge-based approach to the local area network design problem
In large AI applications, different components are best addressed with different, and frequently novel, approaches. EDS/OWL is an object-oriented environment which provides a uniform framework for integrating programming paradigms. This paper describes how EDSDWL integrates access-oriented, rule-based, and logic programming in an object-oriented environment. The integration extends the underlying language yet continues to use the existing constructs as well as the parser, interpreter, and tools. Moreover, the object-oriented framework supports further novel extensions frequently required by specific AI applications.