ERIC Number: ED327164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Competent Systems: Effective, Efficient, Deliverable.
Recent developments in artificial intelligence and decision analysis suggest reassessing the approaches commonly taken to the design of knowledge-based systems. Competent systems are based on models known as influence diagrams, which graphically capture a domain's basic objects and their interrelationships. Among the benefits offered by influence diagrams is their underlying psychological and mathematical validity. For most users, the salient feature of influence diagram modeling is the precision and clarity that it forces on both the domain expert providing information and the system designer building the model. This paper presents a user-oriented perspective of a vertical approach to system design. It is stated that this design promises efficient development and rapid delivery of theoretically justified systems tailored to user need. (9 references) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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