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Mobile decision making and knowledge management

Mobile decision making and knowledge management: supporting geoarchaeologists in the field

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Authors

  • Martin Blunn
  • Julie Cowie
  • David Cairns
  • Clare Wilson
  • Donald Davidson

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
EditorsJ. Cardoso, J. Cordeiro, J. Filipe
Place of publicationSetubal
PublisherInstitute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
Publication date2007
Pages57-62
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789728865894
StatePublished

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems
Abbreviated titleICEIS 2007
CountryPortugal
CityFunchal, Madeira
Period12/06/0716/06/07
Internet addresshttp://www.iceis.org/ICEIS2007/

Abstract

There is a professional responsibility placed upon archaeologists to record all possible information about a given excavated site of which soil analysis is one important but frequently marginalised aspect. This paper introduces SASSA (Soil Analysis Support System for Archaeologists), whose primary goal is to promote the wider use of soil analysis techniques through a selection of 'web based' software tools. A description is given of the field tool developed which supports both the recording of soil related archaeological data in a comprehensive manner and provide a means of inferring information about the site under investigation. Insight is gained through a user evaluating numerous decision trees relating to pertinent archaeological questions. Whilst the field tool is capable of working in isolation, it offers a superior experience when operated in unison with a Wiki. A brief discussion of the use of the Wiki application within the SASSA project is presented.

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