Hawaii Aquaculture Module Expert System (HAMES)
Tilapia Expert System Computer Program Now Available to Farmers
The Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture is pleased to announce that the Hawaii Aquaculture Module Expert System (HAMES) is now available for distribution to farmers. The expert system is a computer software package that offers assistance with diagnosing and treating tilapia diseases and syndromes. The program has five components, including:
- Review Information, which is divided into the following sections: An Overview of HAMES, Reading Topics, Glossary, Laboratory Methods, Bibliography, Extension Assistance and Vendors;
- Volume Determination, a utility designed to compute the volume of a wide variety of containers;
- Solve A Problem, which uses observation and selected water parameter tests to help the tilapia farmer understand diseases that may affect tilapia in Hawaii, is divided into sections titled Field Observations, Microscopy, Water Analysis and Ammonia;
- Treatment, which contains the following categories: List of Chemicals, Ectoparasites, Anesthesia, Bacteria, Disinfection, Fungi and Algae Control;
- Control This Session, which provides users with a means to view data and information from the last session, save the current session or print all the data and information in the current session.
CTSA funded development of the software, which was a cooperative effort between the Hawaii State Aquaculture Development Program and the University of Hawaii. Principal investigators are Dr. James Brock, aquaculture disease specialist with ADP; Dr. Stephen Itoga, Department of Information and Computer Sciences, University of Hawaii; and David Coleman, Science Technology Reference Center, University of Hawaii.
The DOS version of the program requires an Intel compatible computer system (PC, XT, 8Ox86) with a VGA color graphics monitor and 4 megabytes of free space on a hard disk drive. A limited number of copies are available.
The Windows version of HAMES requires a PC-compatible system, a VGA color graphics monitor that displays 256 colors, 10 megabytes of free space on a hard disk and Windows 3.1.
The Macintosh version of the program, which can run under all Macintosh operating systems, requires a VGA color graphics monitor and 10 megabytes of free space on a hard disk drive.
This software, Hawaii Aquaculture Module Expert System, was developed in 1993 under a project titled "Expert System Disease Module for Hawaiian Aquaculture," which was funded by the Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture (CTSA) under a grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (USDA CSREES), which also sponsors the Pacific Regional Aquaculture Information Service for Education (PRAISE).
The opinions expressed in the Hawaii Aquaculture Module Expert System are strictly those of the authors and do not reflect those of CTSA, PRAISE or USDA CSREES or any of its sub-agencies.
The software has not been updated since publication. CTSA, USDA CSREES, and PRAISE make no claims regarding the usefulness or accuracy of the software program. CTSA, USDA CSREES, and PRAISE assume no responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies that may appear in the software.
The software, Hawaii Aquaculture Module Expert System, is provided for informational use only, and should not be construed as a commitment by Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture nor the Pacific Regional Aquaculture Information Service for Education. Use of the software is strictly at the risk of user, who accepts all responsbility for doing so.
If you, the reader and potential user, do not agree to these terms, you should not download this software. No technical support is available for this software.
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