Accession Number:

ADA218091

Title:

The Regulations and Compliance Expertise (RACE) Knowledge-Base System: Description and User Guide

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Army regulation 200-1 and Air Force regulation 19-1 require the respective military installations to institute environmental protection programs directed toward all environmental media. The objective of this effort was to create a knowledge-based communication medium for compliance assessors to obtain information, policy, interpretations, and advice from military lawyers and other bulletin board users with environmental compliance expertise. This system allows rapid dissemination of compliance information and self-contained updating. The RACE program is a knowledge-based system designed to provide 1 a vehicle for communication among personnel dealing with compliance assessment 2 a data base for user contributions and updates and 3 a variety of information services that can be continuously expanded. The system allows self-contained updating, systematic analysis of alternatives, and selection of optimal technologies. Example sessions contained in this report illustrate the use of various keyboard commands. RACE is available as a prototype system in the Environmental Technical Information System ETIS, which can be accessed by almost any computer or terminal attached to a modem and phone line.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE