A conceptual model of knowledge-based time-tabling system

Siu Cheung KONG, Lam For KWOK

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Abstract

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
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999

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Scheduling
Teaching
Engines
Timetabling
Knowledge-based
Conceptual model
Heuristics
Assignment
High school
Priority rules
Body of knowledge

Citation

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

Keywords

  • Scheduling in high schools
  • A knowledge framework in high school scheduling