A knowledge-based geographic information system (KBGIS) for geological engineering map (GEM) production was developed in GoldWorks, an expert system development shell. Using this shell, the geological engineer is able to develop a rule base for a particular application that results in a valid GEM. However, this implementation failed as a practical production system due to the excessive execution time required to produce a GEM. To solve this problem, a conversion expert system was developed which accepted, as input, a KBGIS and produced, as output, the equivalent Fortran code. Two major objectives are accomplished as a result of this system: GEN production time is dramatically reduced and the versatility of the KBGIS development environment is retained. The conversion expert system was tested by converting the Midwestern KBGIS expert system
R. W. Wilkerson and J. J. Cress, "An Expert System to Convert Knowledge-Based Geological Engineering Systems into Fortran," Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, 1990, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1990.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CMPSAC.1990.139349
Fourteenth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, 1990
Keywords and Phrases
Fortran; GEN Production Time; GoldWorks; KBGIS; Midwestern KBGIS Expert System; Conversion Expert System; Expert Systems; Geographic Information System; Geological Engineering Map; Knowledge Engineering; Knowledge-Based Geological Engineering Systems; Program Processors; Rule Base
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