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Artificer 1. A skilled worker; craftsman; 2. A person adept at designing and constructing; inventor American Heritage Dictionary Second Edition  One who deals in artifacts 
Artifact 1. An object produced or shaped by human workmanship, especially a tool, weapon or ornament of archaeological or historical significance American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition  Not to be confused with artifice 
Artifice 1. A crafty expedient; an artful device or stratagem; 2. Subtle but base deception. American Heritage Dictionary, Second College Edition  Not necessarily deceitful 
Artifact (for Technology and User Behavior) Adequate when its characteristics facilitate the user's actions in work situations. P-P. Verbeek and A. Slob (eds.) User Behavior and Technology Development: Shaping Sustainable Relations Between Consumers and Technologies, 13 - 20. Springer, 2006.   
Ontology A definition of "what exists" in a field, what is the area of discourse in a field. Turk, Construction Informatics: Definition and Ontology http://www.elsevier.com/locate/aei Paper from Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal 
Epistemology What constitutes appropriate knowledge in a field of study, where it is and how it can be represented and transferred. Turk, Construction Informatics: Definition and Ontology http://www.elsevier.com/locate/aei Paper from Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal 
Methodology Specifies the appropriate rules of inquiry and research Turk, Construction Informatics: Definition and Ontology http://www.elsevier.com/locate/aei Paper from Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal 
Axiology Defines value systems for a field of study Turk, Construction Informatics: Definition and Ontology http://www.elsevier.com/locate/aei Paper in Advanced Information Informatics Journal 
Informatics Study of the representation, processing, and communication of information in natural and artificial systems. Turk: Construction Informatics: Definition and Ontology http://www.elsevier.com/locate/aei Paper from Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal 
Heuristic Heuristic is an adjective for experience-based techniques that help in problem solving, learning and discovery. A heuristic method is particularly used to rapidly come to a solution that is hoped to be close to the best possible answer, or 'optimal solution'. Heuristics are "rules of thumb", educated guesses, intuitive judgments or simply common sense. A heuristic is a general way of solving a problem. Heuristics as a noun is another name for heuristic methods. In more precise terms, heuristics stand for strategies using readily accessible, though loosely applicable, information to control problem solving in human beings and machines. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristic  How To Solve It: Modern Heuristics, Zbigniew Michalewicz and David B. Fogel, Springer Verlag, 2000. ISBN 3-540-66061-5 
Latent present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential: latent ability.  Dictionary http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/latent  
Stochastic of or pertaining to a process involving a randomly determined sequence of observations each of which is considered as a sample of one element from a probability distribution. Dictionary http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/stochastic Stochastic modeling attempts to undertsand randomness through logical relationships. 
Temporal of or pertaining to time. Dictionary http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/temporal  
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