The Mine Management Support System which is being developed as a knowledge-based expert system for better management of underground coal mines, is presented. Concentrating on capturing the complex body of knowledge needed to enhance efficient management of a mine, it will encompass information and preferred rules on work scheduling, work practices, regulations impinging on the accomplishment of work, responses to operating problems, and the labor-management work agreement. Different components of the mine system, modeled using an object-oriented layering technique, are displayed graphically to aid in coordinating work plans and to present locations of equipment, supplies, and proposed subsystem components.
H. Singh et al., "A Knowledge-Based Expert System for Managing Underground Coal Mines in the U.S.," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 598-604, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jul 1990.
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Mining and Nuclear Engineering
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Mine Management Support System; USA; Coal; Database Management Systems; Expert Systems; Knowledge-Based Expert System; Mining; Object-Oriented Layering Technique; Practices; Regulations; Scheduling; Underground Coal Mines
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