Knowledge Acquisition and Representation in Building an Expert System for Archaeological Research and Analysis: ESARA

  • Keechoo Choi
  • Sarah Wisseman
  • John Fittipaldi
  • T. John Kim


ES ARA (Expert System for Archaeological Research and Analysis) has been developed to help archaeologists and urban field planners faced with the problems of artifact analysis both before and after excavation in land development and planning processes. The planning profession has, in general, failed to reduce the destruction of artifacts which archaeologists study, interpret, and archive even though both the intrinsic and economic benefits of preservation are widely recognized. Profit-driven motives for land-use allocation decisions for historic preservation planning have led to frequent neglect of archaeological treasures due to complicated jurisdictional issues1.


Expert System Knowledge Acquisition Induction Method Archaeological Research Artifact Analysis 
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  • Keechoo Choi
  • Sarah Wisseman
  • John Fittipaldi
  • T. John Kim

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