The Skipper’s Advisor: An Expert System for Coastal Navigation

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Abstract

Now is the time to revive the idea of the widespread use of expert systems in various fields using modern hardware and software technology. Navigation in littoral waters is an appropriate application for expert systems because it requires many different kinds of knowledge and expertise. The availability of information on the Internet, including data suitable for machine processing, may facilitate the creation of such a system. However, one must conduct an in-depth study of the issue to reach an effective solution to this challenge. This chapter describes the ideas embodied in a draft of the expert system, a research prototype of the system, and the experiments using it.

Keywords

Expert system Coastal navigation Semantic Web Speech synthesis and recognition Natural language processing 3D imaging 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Laboratory of Object-Oriented Geo-Information SystemsSt.Petersburg Institute for Informatics and Automation of RASSaint-PetersburgRussia

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