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A briefing presented at the Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Information Science during the 1979 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science (ASIS) in Minneapolis. Discusses the creation of a knowledge system and problems relating to it. Twenty examples are illustrated and discussed providing details on knowledge systems and data representation. Topics include matching and abstraction in knowledge systems, knowledge bases, information retrieval, partial matches, and future research issues.

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