S. Thorson, K. Andersen

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Most successful expert systems have been developed in domains for which there exist well agreed upon problem representations. This study explores the possibilities and problems associated with building computational decision aids in the politically contested and poorly understood domain of US foreign policy. It is argued that expert systems might play a helpful role in such a domain both by aiding decision-makers in the consideration of alternative plausible interpretations for soft and incomplete data and by suggesting alternative problem representations and investigating their consequences. A small implementation which deals with US decision-making during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
EditorsKamal N. Karna
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)081860686X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Thorson, S., & Andersen, K. (1985). EXPERT SYSTEMS IN FOREIGN POLICY DECISION MAKING. In K. N. Karna (Ed.), Unknown Host Publication Title (pp. 647-655). IEEE Computer Society.