Characterizing mine emergency response skills: a team approach to knowledge acquisition.
This paper presents an ongoing U.S. Bureau of Mines research effort that focuses upon the management of large-scale underground mine emergencies. Included is an outline of the methodology being used to extract information from domain experts who have gained extensive knowledge while dealing with mine emergencies in the past. The document also contains a description of interview data that have been acquired to this point and explores some potential uses of these data for characterizing response behavior during mine emergency situations. Finally, concluding comments center upon a discussion about the significance of forming one "composite knowledge engineer" by teaming two skilled social scientists with a computer scientist in order to create an emergency response simulation.
OP; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
1992 Int'l Emergency Management & Engineering Conf., Soc. for Computer Simulation, PP. 75-78