Overview on the Development of Intelligent Methods for Mineral Resource Prediction under the Background of Geological Big Data
In the age of big data, the prediction and evaluation of geological mineral resources have gradually entered a new stage, intelligent prospecting. This review briefly summarizes the research development of textual data mining and spatial data mining. It is considered that the current research on mineral resource prediction has integrated logical reasoning, theoretical models, computational simulations, and other scientific research models, and has gradually advanced toward a new model. This
... of new model has tried to mine unknown and effective knowledge from big data by intelligent analysis methods. However, many challenges have come forward, including four aspects: (i) discovery of prospecting big data based on geological knowledge system; (ii) construction of the conceptual prospecting model by intelligent text mining; (iii) mineral prediction by intelligent spatial big data mining; (iv) sharing and visualization of the mineral prediction data. By extending the geological analysis in the process of prospecting prediction to the logical rules associated with expert knowledge points, the theory and methods of intelligent mineral prediction were preliminarily established based on geological big data. The core of the theory is to promote the flow, invocation, circulation, and optimization of the three key factors of "knowledge", "model", and "data", and to preliminarily constitute the prototype of intelligent linkage mechanisms. It could be divided into four parts: intelligent datamation, intelligent informatization, intelligent knowledgeization, and intelligent servitization.