PROLOG/RDBMS Integration in the NED Intelligent Information System [chapter]

F. Maier, D. Nute, W. D. Potter, J. Wang, M. Twery, H. M. Rauscher, P. Knopp, S. Thomasma, M. Dass, H. Uchiyama
2002 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The following paper describes recent work on NED-2, an intelligent information system for ecosystem management currently in development by the USDA Forest Service. Using knowledge bases created by forestry experts and inference engines, NED-2 evaluates forest inventories according to a set of predefined goals. By integrating third-party simulation and visualization packages, NED-2 allows the user to plan, predict, and assess forest treatment scenarios. NED-2 is a blackboard system featuring
more » ... ts implemented in PROLOG. Inventory, data calculation, and forest management plan creation modules are implemented in C++. The primary storage medium of NED-2 is a set of relational databases. The present paper focuses upon an issue of central importance to the project: the integration of PROLOG and relational databases to form the blackboard of NED-2.
doi:10.1007/3-540-36124-3_35 fatcat:vomurzrivzcxtbnaoj2tc6lne4