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Gero, John S.
Expert systems in Engineering Design : the Concept of Prototypes and their Application
Symposium on Knowledge Based Systems in Civil Engineering. 1988. pp. 37-45
CADLINE has abstract only. This paper addresses the question of what sort of schemata do experts in engineering design use to allow the commencement and continuation of a design. It is suggested that a conceptual schema labelled prototype can be used to capture this expertise. Prototypes are generalizations at different levels of design experience and provide the bases of an approach to designing with computers. They structure design experience to make it applicable in similar situations. The paper elaborates the concept and briefly describes an application