KnowledgeBench User Interface
KnowledgeBench supports three levels of access:
- can look at information but typically cannot alter it. It is also possible to control which information they are able to see, for example summaries only, or the latest version of a formulation without all the history.
- can enter new information and create formulations but cannot alter the fundamentals of the application such as the rules or the user interface.
- can modify any part of the application and knowledgebase.
In all cases, KnowledgeBench is accessed via HTML pages. This means that scientists can access the system and their data from their desk, the lab bench or even hand-held devices. The web pages presented are "smart", that is, the contents displayed is driven by the underlying data and the results of executing rules (see below).