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The development and implementation of an intelligent, semantic machine control system with specific reference to information system architecture design
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This thesis explores the design and implementation of an intelligent semantic machine control system with specific reference to information system architecture design. The term "intelligent" refers to machines that can execute some level ofdecision taking in context. The term "semantic" refers to a structured language that allows user and machine to communicate. This study will explore all the key concepts about an intelligent semantic machine control system with information system architecture. The key concepts to be investigated will include Intelligent Control, Semantics and information system architecture. The primary purpose ofthis study is to develop a methodology for designing information system architecture. The emerging discipline of "Usability Engineering" is at the core of information system architecture aspects of this project. The Usability Engineering approach to the design of complex machines focuses on developing machines that are efficient and error-free. Usability Engineering provides a methodological framework for the optimum design of information system architecture by recognising - user needs, design restrictions, and other environmental constraints. The Usability Engineering also provides guidelines for integration with Object Oriented Methodology (OOM) and Unified Modelling Language (UML). The integration is based on linking OOM models and UML with Usability Engineering tasks. OOM is a new technology based on objects and classes. By providing first class support for the objects and classes of objects of an application domain, the object-oriented paradigm precepts offer better modelling and implementation of systems. The UML is an open method used to specifY, visualize, construct, and document the artifacts ofan object-oriented information system under development. This study illustrates the design and implementation of information system architectute of an intelligent exercise machine as a specific practical Information Technology (IT) application. We will follow the integration of the Usability Engineering and OOM to develop the specific application. The intelligent control system will automatically respond and execute a task or a function of the machines immediately in terms of decision taking of machines. The important aspect of the information system is to record all users' data for customizing their future plans and retrieving the data. Information system architecture provides a communication between an exerciser and a coach in tenns of exerciser needs.