WIT Press

The Use Of Expert Systems, Hypertext And Spreadsheets In Construction

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI980061

Volume

20

Pages

17

Published

1998

Size

143 kb

Author(s)

John Christian

Abstract

The proliferation of the use of the microcomputer in the 1980s created the development of many different computer based systems in the construction industry. The paper presents three computer based information systems which have been developed by the Construction Engineering and Management Group at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. The systems which include the use of hypertext, expert systems and spreadsheets are briefly described. Knowledge elicitation and the required extent of the user’s knowledge is covered in more detail. A brief review of the application of the systems is made, including the role that AI played, before conclusions are drawn. 1 Introduction The widespread acceptance of the microcomputer in the early 1980s c

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