An `AI in Design' View of Design
Is the architecture of the system tied to a restricted domain or is it portable to other design domains?
Discussion. Many architectures take advantage of the specific type of problem solving in a restricted domain. While the customization makes these systems easier to develop and more efficient, it also limits their applicability. The differences between design areas refer primarily to the knowledge representation and to the problem solving methods. Systems open to a larger class of design problems use abstraction in their knowledge and extensible problem solving methods.
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