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Non-Destructive evaluation using ultrasonic technique and distributed Blackboard System

Wong, K.C.P. (2002). Non-Destructive evaluation using ultrasonic technique and distributed Blackboard System. Not Set.

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Abstract

This is a presentation showing how an intelligence software system could be employed to detect hidden cracks in a flat ferritic steel plates using the non-destructive evaulation technique. DARBS, a distributed blackboad system, had been successfully applied to the interpretation of ultrsound (B-scan) images from weld defects in flat ferritic steel plates. Based around the client/server model, DARBS comprises a centralised database server, i.e. the blackboard, and a number of knowledge source clients. As the clients are separate processes, possibly on separate networked computers, they can contribute to the solution of a problem whenever they have a contribution to make. DARBS therefore achieves the well-established but elusive ideal of opportunism. It behaves as a distributed agent-based system, with the proviso that all communication is via the blackboard.

Item Type: Other
Extra Information: This presentation along with a live demonstration of the software system formed an entry to the 'Progress Towards Machine Intelligence' competition. The competition was organised by the Special Group on Artificial Intelligence of the British Computer Society and was held during the 22nd SGAI International Conference on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence
in Cambridge University, UK. More information about the competition can be found at:
http://www.bcs-sges.org/es2002/miprize/index.htm
The entry reached the final of the competition.
Keywords: DARBS, non-destrctive evaluation (NDE), intelligent system
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Item ID: 5545
Depositing User: Patrick Wong
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2010 18:22
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5545
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