This book focuses on the pioneering applications of an expert system in development relate to agriculture in many of the developing countries, introducing the reader to some of the key concepts underlying most expert systems.
1. Introduction and Overview 2. Harnessing Shell-based Knowledge Engineering Environments: An Applications-based Perspective 3. Roles for Expert Systems in Agricultural Development 4. Expert Systems for Agrotechnology Transfer 5. AG ASSISTANT: A New Generation Tool for Developing Agricultural Advisory Systems 6. Knowledge Acquisition: A Case History of an Insect Control Expert System 7. Knowledge Engineering: Creating Expert Systems for Crop Production Management in Egypt 8. A Knowledge-based Expert System for Planning and Design of Agroforestry Systems 9. Expert Systems for Information Transfer About Soil and Crop Management in Developing Countries 10. DREAGIS: A Knowledge-based Agricultural Geographic Information System for the Dominican Republic 11. Diffusion of Computer Technology in Primary Health Care in the Third World 12. A Decision Support System for Village Health Workers in Developing Countries 13. Financing Scheme Portfolio for Health Services in Developing Countries: An Expert System Approach 14. Design of an Expert System for Water Pollution Determination/Prevention 15. Expert System as Metaphor: The AskARIES Knowledgebase 16. Future Promise in Light of Current Practice