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Verification, Improvement and Validation of Knowledge-Based Systems


The objective of the VIVA project is to develop a tool set and a method to perform validation, verification and improvement of knowledged-based systems

The major deliverable items at the conclusion of the project will be:

- The VIVA tool set. A fully integrated tool set which will perform a number of functions in verification, validation and improvement of KBS application code.
- The VIVA method. The documentation of the VIVA method, a life-cycle independent method for carrying out KBS verification, validation and improvement, at all stages in the KBS life-cycle.
- The VIVA training course. A set of training materials for both the method and the tools.

The design and construction of the tool set will take into account longer term commercial requirements, such as the need to provide verification and validation support across multiple knowledge-based system development platforms.

The starting point of the project is a number of tools which are brought to the project by individual partners. These will be evaluated by potential users of the VIVA tool set to determine requirements for the final tool set to be developed in the course of the project.

The VIVA method will be developed with due consideration of the most important methods for KBS development, including the common KAFS methodology, and be compatible with the European Space Agency's P55-05 software development guidelines. The method will support verification and validation across the complete life-cycle, supporting V&V by both internal and independent accessors.


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