Knowledge engineers have favoured a diagrammatic approach for developing knowledge-based systems and have adopted those used in software engineering. However, these modelling techniques tend to be used in an ad hoc way and are highly dependent on the modelling experience of the engineers involved. This paper focuses on the use of profiles for knowledge modelling that are available in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). It identifies the shortcomings of current approaches to adopting UML and discusses the need for an extension to UML using the profile mechanism. A profile based on the eXecutable Modelling Framework (XMF) is also presented as work-in-progress.
|Publication status||Published - 2004|