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Enhancing Coatings Diagnostics, Selection, and Use Through Computer Based Knowledge Systems.


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Kaetzel, L. J.; McKnight, M. E.

Steel Structures Painting Council (SSPC). Balancing Economics and Compliance for Maintaining Protective Coatings. SSPC 95 Protective Coatings Blazing New Trails. SSPC 95-09. Proceedings. November 9-16, 1995, Dallas, TX, 287-295 pp, 1995.

Keywords:

coatings; computers; decision making; industries; computer programs; standards

Abstract:

Today, virtually every organization is increasing its emphasis on coatings knowledge. This could result in improved decision-making, competitiveness, and access to world-wide knowledge bases. For wide-scale use, standards and new procedures must be developed for the representation, exchange and use of coatings knowledge. This paper discusses the need for standard formats for knowledge, new technologies, and methods that will have an impact on knowledge based system development. A view of how SSPC can play an important role in this process, a description of some existing applications, and a proposed architecture for a global system is presented.