A conceptual model of knowledge-based time-tabling system

Siu Cheung KONG, Lam For KWOK

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This study aims to model a high school time-tabling task using the knowledge-based approach. The body of knowledge consists of a structural data set, rules sets and heuristics. A scheduling model is articulated to allocate teaching assignments to the time slot system by applying appropriate heuristics and rule sets. A scheduling engine is devised to allow the defining of assignments in any desired order using a heuristic function for enhancing the performance of the system; and to allow a search for the best slot on multiple feasible slots. The rule priorities may facilitate different time-tabling approaches. Copyright © 1999 Elsevier.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-93
JournalKnowledge-Based Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999


Kong, S. C., & Kwok, L. F. (1999). A conceptual model of knowledge-based time-tabling system. Knowledge-Based Systems, 12(3), 81-93.


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