Janet Rogers and Abbie O'Gallagher,
Elizabeth Bradley, University of Colorado -- Boulder
Janet Rogers and Abbie O'Gallagher are working with Elizabeth Bradley of the Computer Science Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, on an Artificial Intelligence project to develop a program to automatically construct ODE models. Specifically, the program builds an ODE model using three types of information: mathematical precepts that apply to all ODEs; rules that apply in an individual domain; and highly specific information about the individual system. The parameters of the target model are obtained using ODRPACK. The importance of such a modeling tool is obvious in science and engineering, where it can be used as a corroborator of existing models and designs, as a medium for instruction, and as an intelligent aid that allows the researcher to spend more time on creative tasks.