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

Meeting Name

Fourteenth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, 1990


Computer Science

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

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Final Version

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© 1990 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.

Publication Date

01 Jan 1990