Development of an Expert System to Identify Hazardous Highway Spots

by Joseph E. Hummer, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,
Paul R. Sloup, North Carolina State Univ, Raleigh, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


The paper describes the development of an expert system within a geographic information system to identify high-hazard spots in a highway network. The philosophy guiding expert system development, the expert system logic, and the expert interviews are described. The expert system needs enhancements before it is widely used, but overall represents an important first step.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Expert systems | Transportation networks | Traffic safety | Information systems | Traffic accidents | Highways and roads | Knowledge-based systems

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