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Expert system to aid the oceanographic image analyst
Author(s): Matthew Lybanon; Robert S. Romalewski
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Paper Abstract

Satellite imagery of the oceans has become an invaluable tool for the oceanographer, adding the breadth of synoptic coverage to the depth of in situ measurements at a few points. New satellite systems will greatly increase the data volume, increasing the burden imposed by the labor-intensive nature of current processing methods. Consequently, standardization and optimization of interpretive techniques are highly desirable. We have designed an expert system as part of a system intended to aid the oceanographic image analyst, since the problem is not amenable to conventional automated image understanding methodology. The expert system's rule base comes from a new, comprehensive compilation of oceanographic information, and the expert system has other unique features. Tests of the expert system’s ring motion rules are encouraging and indicate some directions for improvements. Research to improve the expert system and transitions to operational use are both under way.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1293, Applications of Artificial Intelligence VIII, (1 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21143
Show Author Affiliations
Matthew Lybanon, Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Lab. (United States)
Robert S. Romalewski, Naval Oceanographic and Atmospheric Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1293:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence VIII
Mohan M. Trivedi, Editor(s)

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