GEOTOX: A Knowledge-Based System for Hazardous Site Evaluation
Geotox, an expert knowledge-based system, is a new tool for hazardous site assessment offering significant promise. The anticipated benefits from the approach described herein include a computer-assisted ”expert” consultation for evaluating waste disposal sites and improved prioritization of appropriate remedial measures to cost-effectively reduce further risk. After describing the important characteristics of the problem domain and discussing various site evaluation methods, this paper directs attention to the knowledge representation scheme in GEOTOX with emphasis on a case-study. This illustrates how Artificial Intelligence techniques may provide assistance to engineers facing an important problem- the assessment of waste disposal sites.
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