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Abstract

The aims of the research described in this report are to improve the quality and the efficiency of the seismic data interpretation process by providing intelligent assistance to the interpreter. This is achieved by integrating artificial intelligence techniques and seismic interpretation algorithms within an interactive data interpretation system. The work concentrates on the construction of a monitoring and guidance function which can : i) check the interpretation, indicating any inconsistencies. ii) provide assistance for resolving inconsistencies (pointing out their probable origin and suggesting alternatives). iii) assist in the continuation of the interpretation (finding new parts of the interpretation). iv) provide a knowledge library for reference and educational purposes. A system that is able to monitor and guide the interpretation process should have explicit knowledge about the nature of the seismic method and geology. Artificial intelligence provides some useful techniques for this purpose, which, when used in combination with other state-of-the-art software engineering techniques, make it feasible to construct a valuable support system for a complicated problem like seismic interpretation. This has been demonstrated through the implementation of a prototype system based on the explicit representation and use of knowledge restricted to structural interpretation.

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Authors: JACOBS J A C, TNO-DGV INSTITUTE OF APPLIED GEOSCIENCE, DELFT (NL);KEMME T J A TNO-DGV INSTITUTE OF APPLIED GEOSCIENCE, DELFT (NL), TNO-DGV INSTITUTE OF APPLIED GEOSCIENCE, DELFT (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 12597 EN (1990) 95 PP., FS, ECU 8.75 AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICE FOR OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, L-2985 LUXEMBOURG
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