The modern exploration geologist deals with large amounts of data. This paper describes a system, EXPLORER, which was designed to help manage data collected in gold exploration in Northern Ireland The system uses geologists heuristics of exploration and may be expanded to search for base-metals and precious-metals in regions of glaciated terrain. EXPLORER generates reports on each square km of the licence. It utilises a forward-chaining inference strategy, where the rules are fired from licence data held in a Prolog database, to produce the reports. The data includes information on geology, geomorphology, geophysics; and empirical data is analysed for both target and pathfinder elements.
|Title of host publication||AI and Cognitive Science ’90 (Part of the series Workshops in Computing)|
|Editors||MF McTear, Norman Creaney|
|Publication status||Published (in print/issue) - 1991|
- Geological exploration
- expert system
- artificial intelligence