Potential applications of knowledge-based systems in mining

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 81, No. 916, 1988

K. FYTAS, J.-L COLLINS, F. FLAMENT and A. GALIBOIS,Department of Mining and Metallurgy, Universite Laval and R. SINGHAL, Coal Research Laboratories, CANMET

This paper highlights some of the potential application areas of knowledge-based systems in the mining industry. The basic theoretical principles associated with knowledge-based systems are discussed and the justification for mining applications is given. The paper concludes with a brief description of a prototype knowledge-based system applied to scraper selection that was developed at Universite Laval on a LISP machine.
Mots Clés: Computer applications, Expert systems, Research and Development, Underground mine planning, Equipment Selection.