Prospector--A Computer Based Consultation System For Mineral Exploration
by Hart, Peter E. and Duda, Richard O.
Technical Note 155
Institution: AI Center, SRI International
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Note: Presented at the Taita Hills Conference on Standards for Computer Applications in Resource Studies, Kenya, Nov 8-15, 1977. To be published in International Association for Mathematical Geology, v 10, no 5-6.
This paper reviews the principles and status of Prospector, a computer-based consultation program for mineral exploration. The mechanisms for representing ore deposit models by networks of inference rules are described, and the overall approach is compared to alternative decision making methodologies.