A knowledge-based computer system for zoning

Wanglin Yan, Eihan Shimizu, Hideo Nakamura

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The objective of this paper is to develop a knowledge-based computer system for zoning in land use planning. It discusses how to acquire knowledge from experts and how to utilize this information efficiently. IF-THEN production rules can be derived from the "knowledge structure digraph map," which is obtained by structuring the conscious expertise of planning professionals. A new model concerning the combination of these rules, based on fuzzy inference, is developed in order to simulate human inference more appropriately. A practical application of the system is given and its applicability is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-140
Number of pages16
JournalComputers, Environment and Urban Systems
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Urban Studies


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