6.871 Reading Summary:  Lecture 13

Due Thursday, March 23,  9:35am



Lecture 13:  Blackboards


Papers by:

    Corkill, D.

    Erman, L. D., et. al.

    Nii, H.P.


Please answer the following questions in at most one page.


  1. Under what circumstances is a blackboard architecture an effective problem solving method?  What problems can arise?



  1. What are the components of a blackboard system and how do they interact?



  1. Compare and contrast Hearsay-II, HWIM, and HARPY.  Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches.