EXPERT SYSTEM BASED IDENTIFICATION TECHNIQUE FOR DANGEROUS GOODS RELATED ACCIDENTS ON HIGHWAY NETWORKS . PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1989 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ROADS AND TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, CALGARY, ALBERTA, SEPTEMBER 17-21, 1989

This paper describes the development of a prototype expert system for the emergency response to accidents involving dangerous goods. The system would provide a means to identify the goods involved and ensure that uniform and correct safety precautions are undertaken at the site. The system was developed with the aid of an expert system development shell called EXSYS. The paper outlines the data collection procedures used to build the knowledge base, and the construction of rules by which the system analyzes given information. The major drawback of the prototype system is the length of run times experienced when the entire knowledge base is used. It is suggested that the performance of the system could be improved by using a higher performance computer, and by disaggregating the rule set used into those appropriate for a particular jurisdiction rather than the entire highway system. (TRRL )

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    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, F R
    • Cantin, L
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00619709
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • ISBN: 1-895102-10-3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM