Expert Reasoning Models Applied to Mine Geologic Data.
Ch in "Use of Computers in the Coal Industry " 1986 :65-70
The Bureau of Mines has been involved with gathering and interpreting geologic data for 75 years. This experience has led to a high level of expertise within the Bureau and a desire to make it more accessible to the mining industry. With the recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence over the past few years, it has become more feasible to consider transferring knowledge to computers. Knowledge-based expert systems, the most active branch of artificial intelligence today, are computer programs that seek to combine a knowledge base of domain facts with expert-level decision making to arrive at plausible solutions to a problem. The intent of this paper is to examine some of the expert-level decision making models or "inexact reasoning" processes to determine their applicability to mine geologic data. This paper will describe two models that are available for this task and will give examples of applying these models to mine geologic data.
Ch. in "Use of Computers in the Coal Industry," 1986, PP. 65-70