Expert system technology for nondestructive waste assay

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Nondestructive assay waste characterization data generated for use in the National TRU Program must be of known and demonstrable quality. Each measurement is required to receive an independent technical review by a qualified expert. An expert system prototype has been developed to automate waste NDA data review of a passive/active neutron drum counter system. The expert system is designed to yield a confidence rating regarding measurement validity. Expert system rules are derived from data in a process involving data clustering, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms. Expert system performance is assessed against confidence assignments elicited from waste NDA domain experts. Performance ... continued below

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Becker, G.K. & Determan, J.C. July 1, 1998.

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Nondestructive assay waste characterization data generated for use in the National TRU Program must be of known and demonstrable quality. Each measurement is required to receive an independent technical review by a qualified expert. An expert system prototype has been developed to automate waste NDA data review of a passive/active neutron drum counter system. The expert system is designed to yield a confidence rating regarding measurement validity. Expert system rules are derived from data in a process involving data clustering, fuzzy logic, and genetic algorithms. Expert system performance is assessed against confidence assignments elicited from waste NDA domain experts. Performance levels varied for the active, passive shielded, and passive system assay modes of the drum counter system, ranging from 78% to 94% correct classifications.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98057369

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  • 39. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) annual meeting, Naples, FL (United States), 26-30 Jul 1998

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  • Other: DE98057369
  • Report No.: INEEL/CON--98-00692
  • Report No.: CONF-980733--
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 665872
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc702197

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Becker, G.K. & Determan, J.C. Expert system technology for nondestructive waste assay, article, July 1, 1998; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc702197/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.