The knowledge-based organization for the West Virginia University Face Decision Support System is given, along with the initial development of the associated inference engine. The knowledge base contains generic knowledge about underground coal mines that utilize continuous miners. A typical knowledge entry is given, and the inference engine methodology is explained. The engine utilizes this knowledge with data from monitoring systems and from interaction with the section foreman, to assist in making section management decisions and plans.
S. Carrow et al., "Knowledge Organization and Inference Engine for the WVU Face Decision Support System," IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jan 1988.
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Mining and Nuclear Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
USA; Coal; Decision Support System; Decision Support Systems; Development; Inference Engine; Knowledge Based Systems; Knowledge-Based Organization; Management; Mining; Underground Coal Mines
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