AI Applications in Geology: A Case Study with Explorer

Maurice Mulvenna, C Woodham, J.B. Gregg

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Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationAI and Cognitive Science ’90 (Part of the series Workshops in Computing)
EditorsMF McTear, Norman Creaney
Pages109-119
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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geology
precious metal
base metal
heuristics
geophysics
geomorphology
gold

Keywords

  • Geological exploration
  • expert system
  • artificial intelligence
  • Prolog
  • geomorphology

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Mulvenna, M., Woodham, C., & Gregg, J. B. (1991). AI Applications in Geology: A Case Study with Explorer. In MF. McTear, & N. Creaney (Eds.), AI and Cognitive Science ’90 (Part of the series Workshops in Computing) (pp. 109-119) https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-3542-5_7
Mulvenna, Maurice ; Woodham, C ; Gregg, J.B. / AI Applications in Geology: A Case Study with Explorer. AI and Cognitive Science ’90 (Part of the series Workshops in Computing). editor / MF McTear ; Norman Creaney. 1991. pp. 109-119
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AI and Cognitive Science ’90 (Part of the series Workshops in Computing). ed. / MF McTear; Norman Creaney. 1991. p. 109-119.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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