An Object‐Oriented Model for Processing Earthquake Engineering Knowledge

H. ADELI*, Shih-Lin Hung

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Lessons learned from destructive earthquakes are recorded in numerous printed documents. This article presents an object‐oriented model for processing the knowledge of earthquake damage and structural behavior electronically. The model has been implemented in C++ in a prototype system, called OQUAKE, on a SUN workstation. Knowledge representation in OQUAKE is through a combination of frames and scripts. Two general‐purpose object classes provide support for developing and managing frame and script knowledge bases. Frames and scripts integrated into an object‐oriented model provide the most effective way of representing stereotypical sequences of knowledge in a text‐based knowledge domain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-109
Number of pages15
JournalComputer‐Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990


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