A prototype knowledge-based decision support system, Improve, designed to help geotechnical engineers select soil improvement techniques is described. The window form of knowledge representation incorporates the knowledge and its uncertainty in a unique entity. This structure facilitates the use of different evaluation functions, the development of composite solutions, the search for lacunae, and the case-based representation and accumulation of knowledge. The paper describes classification systems using windows, gives details of Improve, and makes comments on common practice and technical constraints.

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 253-267
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  • Accession Number: 00486429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1989 12:00AM