Peter Alan Swaby, BP Research International
This paper describes an expert system for the identification of microfossils. This graphic expert system shell was designed to allow users to enter information about a fossil in pictorial form: On the basis of this information, the system selects a best-match set of fossils. By computerizing knowledge elicitation and entry into the system, it was possible to reduce development time and cost. As a result, the system is cost effective as well as powerful, flexible, and easy to use.