A project from Penn State University is developing a set of heuristics that can take procedures and parse them into chunks, that is, related sets of steps. If the same chunk is used in multiple procedures (e.g., steps to isolate a compressor), then revising that chunk would update all relevant procedures. The chunks could be recombined so that the console operatorís procedure might have different detail (tailored to their tasks) than the field operatorís procedure.
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