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Properties for Knowledge Representation Systems

The following properties should be possessed by a knowledge representation system.

Representational Adequacy
-- the ability to represent the required knowledge;
Inferential Adequacy
- the ability to manipulate the knowledge represented to produce new knowledge corresponding to that inferred from the original;
Inferential Efficiency
- the ability to direct the inferential mechanisms into the most productive directions by storing appropriate guides;
Acquisitional Efficiency
- the ability to acquire new knowledge using automatic methods wherever possible rather than reliance on human intervention.

To date no single system optimises all of the above