Chapter 26


Juha Tiihonena and Andreas Andersonb,    aAalto University, Aalto, Finland,    bVariantum, Espoo, Finland


In this chapter we outline the modeling of the PC configuration knowledge base with VariSales. VariSales is based on object-oriented knowledge representations with a clear underlying semantics. The VariSales environment consists of a semivisual Modeling Tool and a web-based Configuration Tool. It applies an inference engine that follows the logic-based Answer Set Programming (ASP) paradigm.


Knowledge-based Configuration; Sales Configurator; Graphical Modeling; Weight Constraint Rule Language; User interface Generation


This work has been supported by Technology Development Centre of Finland ...

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