H. Craig Howard, Daniel R. Rehak
Database management systems (DBMSs) are important components of existing integrated computer-aided engineering (CAE) systems. Expert systems (ESs) are being applied to a broad range of engineering problems. However, most of the prototype expert system applications have been restricted to limited amounts of data and have no facility for sophisticated data management. KADBASE is a flexible, knowledge-based interface in which multiple expert systems and multiple databases can communicate as independent, self-descriptive components within an integrated, distributed engineering computing environment.