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n Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif vir Natuurwetenskap en Tegnologie - 'n Verspreide kennisgefundeerde netwerkstelsel vir optimale benutting van Suid-Afrikaanse wol

Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0254-3486
  • E-ISSN: 2222-4173

Abstract

Beleggers en ander rolspelers in die Suid-Afrikaanse (SA) wolnywerheid, sowel as verwerkers van plaaslike wol, vereis die mees onlangse data en inligting oor die produksie en eienskappe van plaaslike wol en die geskiktheid daarvan vir spesifieke eindprodukte. Hierdie artikel beskryf die konsep, ontwikkeling en struktuur van 'n elektroniese, kennisgefundeerde ekspertstelsel, wat die produksie, eienskappe en benutting van Suid-Afrikaanse wol dek, tot voordeel van teenswoordige en toekomstige beleggers en ander belanghebbendes. Die struktuur van die stelsel behels die konsep van netwerkverspreide stelsels en die verwante voordele van die algemene argitektuur en afsonderlike interne komponente. Die stelsel kombineer sowel die ekspert- as die algemene kennisgefundeerde stelsels.


This article describes the concept and development of a knowledge-based advisory system for the optimum utilisation of South African wool for the benefit of present and potential investors and other interested parties.
Wool is a natural animal fibre produced in varying quantities around the world. The wool fibre is far from homogenous; its type and quality, such as fineness and length, depending on the breed of sheep and the environmental conditions prevailing during its growth. Wool is used in a variety of end uses, ranging from fine worsted suiting, to hand knitting yarn, carpets, blankets and aircraft upholstery, its use depending largely on its fibre fineness and length.
The wool industry is one of the oldest agricultural industries in South Africa, playing an important economic role as an earner of foreign exchange, and providing a living to many people. Wool is produced in many parts of South Africa under extensive, semi-extensive or intensive conditions, and is largely an export commodity. It is produced and traded in a sophisticated free market business environment into the international market place, where supply and demand forces determine price levels.

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