Canadian Forest Service Publications

Forest insect and disease diagnosis and management using expert system-guided hypermedia. 1996. Thomson, A.J.; van Sickle, G.A. AI Applications 10(2): 23-32.

Year: 1996

Issued by: Pacific Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 4589

Language: English

Availability: Not available through the CFS (click for more information).

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Hypermedia and expert system technologies were combined to develop a system for diagnosis and management of forest insect and disease problems (HFOREST). Once a diagnosis has been made, the management alternatives are discussed in the material available through hypertext links. Significant changes from the approach used in an earlier system for diagnosis of forest nursery problems include a change in the viewpoint used to assign likelihoods to the problems. Delivery of the system on CD-ROM permitted inclusion of approximately 350 high-quality color illustrations.