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Application of Knowledge-based Tools in Environmental Decision Support Systems

Lam, David C.L. and Swayne, David and Mariam, Yohannes and Wong, Isaac and Fong, Philip (1997): Application of Knowledge-based Tools in Environmental Decision Support Systems.

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Abstract

Decision support system often requires the combined knowledge of multiple domains. A knowledge-based approach is proposed to include not only the process modelling knowledge but also the descriptive knowledge in the integration. Descriptive knowledge such as survey statistics and expert opinions forms the core of a study on the uncertainty of the combined knowledge. It was found that the use of expert systems, neural network and belief causal network assist greatly in the implementation of these concepts. Examples are drawn from the combination of scientific and economic knowledge to solve some acid rain problems.

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