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1991

Portland State University

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Development Of An Advisory System For Indoor Radon Mitigation, Patricia Hiromi Byrne Jan 1991

Development Of An Advisory System For Indoor Radon Mitigation, Patricia Hiromi Byrne

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A prototype hybrid knowledge-based advisory system for indoor radon mitigation has been developed to assist Pacific Northwest mitigators in the selection and design of mitigation systems for existing homes. The advisory system employs a heuristic inferencing strategy to determine which mitigation techniques are applicable, and applies procedural methods to perform the fan selection and cost estimation for particular techniques. The rule base has been developed employing knowledge in existing publications on radon mitigation. Additional knowledge has been provided by field experts. The benefits of such an advisory system include uniform record-keeping and consistent computations for the user, and verification of ...