Expert systems as an aid to water quality assessment

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRiver basin management V
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of an IAWPRC conference held in Rovaniemi, Finland, 31 July-4 August 1989
EditorsH. Laikari
PublisherPergamon Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780080373799, 0080373798
Publication statusPublished - 1989

Expert systems enable experiential knowledge as well as parametric data to be used in the analysis of a problem. In water quality assessment studies there are three main problem areas: water quality monitoring procedures; data analysis and classification techniques; and policy decision making. This investigation used the induction inference rule approach to presenting the knowledge within the two systems. A decision tree (induction technique) breakdown of the main attributes of the NWC system identified five main attributes which were inductively linked in identifying river water quality class. However, a large number of rules would be required to develop an expert system (Ventilla, 1989). -from Authors

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