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Technical Report

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Abstract or Description

Abstract: "The MICON (Micro-processor CONfigurer) system is a knowledge-based design aid, written in OPS5, for the domain of single board computers. A prototype of the system has produced working hardware. From a set of high level requirements, MICON is able to produce a customized board. A high level specification is necessarily vague with regards to detailed implementation issues. In order to produce a detailed implementation of the design, MICON must continuously transform and refine the representation of the design objects across three levels of representation.The design is refined using domain specific knowledge. Domain knowledge is partitioned into five categories to facilitate future expansion of the system. The inference engine of MICON is based on a simple design model consisting of three steps: Specification, selection, and integration."