QSAR Based Expert System For Environmental Hazard Management

by Nagamany Nirmalakhandan, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,
Richard E. Speece, Vanderbilt Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


This study was done to investigate the feasibility of developing an Expert System for application in environmental hazard management and control. The specific objective of the study was to concentrate the currently available knowledge, and to make such knowledge readily accessible for preliminary hazard evaluation, with the minimum of inputs. It was concluded that neither the conventional algorithmic approaches, nor the new wave of rule-based systems would be adequate by themselves for this purpose. However, a hybrid of algorithmic and heuristic approaches was found to be best suited for this application. A prototype system developed on this basis is presented in this paper.

Subject Headings: Environmental issues | Expert systems | Feasibility studies | Management methods | Hybrid methods | Smart buildings | Protective structures | Structural reliability

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