Canadian Forest Service Publications
SEPPIR© expert system: expert system for red pine plantations, version CFL 1.0. 1993. Allard, R.A.; Archambault, L.; Bonneau, G.; Laflamme, G.; Lavallée, A. Forestry Canada, Quebec Region, Sainte-Foy, Québec. Information Report LAU-X-102E. 25 p.
Available from: Laurentian Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 15522
This document presents the main steps in adapting the expert system PREDICT© (Pinus resinosa expert diagnostic consultation tool) to the specific conditions found in Quebec. The forest pest database for Quebec from FIDS and SPIM was extremely useful in developing historical frequency maps for red pine pests. The level 5TM shell used in developing PREDICT© was also used to develop SEPPIR© (Système expert pour les plantations de pins rouges - Expert system for red pine plantations). To validate SEPPIR©, 106 plantations were considered in the hardwood and mixed forest ecological regions; in 69 of these plantations it was possible to handle the pest involved using the expert system. Twelve of the 21 pests included in SEPPIR© were validated on the basis of actual cases encountered in the field. A breakdown of results by pest is included.
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