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Modelling expert knowledge with knowledge-based systems to design decision aids : The example of a knowledge-based model on grazing management

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Agricultural Systems.

    Volume (Year): 59 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 2 (February)
    Pages: 123-144

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