F. Allez, J. Palfart, and M. Puggelli, CETE-Mediterranee; P. Joubert, SETRA; J. P. Labat and A. Meller, Ilog; and O. Corby and B. Neveu, INRIA
To facilitate decision making in the area of road maintenance, the Directorate of Roads in France decided five years ago to use AI techniques and to make an expert system called Erasme available to various government agencies. Erasme was developed with SMECI, a high-level expert system shell, and integrates innovative AI concepts. During June to November 1989, Erasme was submitted to 25 sites for field testing. This experience enabled us to assess the benefits, costs, and objectives of Erasme.