Paul E. Silvey, Cynthia L. Loiselle, and Paul R. Cohen
We believe the problem of automating the process of building models from empirical data is a critical issue for both Artificial Intelligence and other scientific computing researchers. Although both fields require models of the behavior of complex systems, as AI researchers we may more directly address our particular needs. AI researchers require models that let us determine the influence of design decisions and environmental factors on the performance of AI programs so as to inform the design of the next generation of intelligent agents. Our research includes the complementary projects of building a blackboard-based automated modelbuilding assistant and analyzing the efficacy of heuristics used in function finding programs.