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A RULE-BASED SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING FINAL COVERS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE LANDFILLS
Rossman*, L A. AND J. T. Decker. A RULE-BASED SYSTEM FOR EVALUATING FINAL COVERS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE LANDFILLS. Chapter ,, Expert Systems for Civil Engineers: Knowledge Representation. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Reston, VA, ,(,):161-175, (1992).
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This chapter examines how rules are used as a knowledge representation formalism in the domain of hazardous waste management. A specific example from this domain involves performance evaluation of final covers used to close hazardous waste landfills. Final cover design and associated performance standards are discussed after which a rule-based expert system is developed for interpreting these standards. The goal structure of the rule base and the control structure used to implement it are explored. Specific examples of rules used for both of these functions are discussed. Finally, some thoughts are presented on why knowledge from this domain could be successfully represented through rules. For further information on this book chapter, please contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, 26 W. Martin L. King Dr., Mail Stop: G75, Cincinnati, OH 45268
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Organization:U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY
WATER SUPPLY AND WATER RESOURCES DIVISION