Concise Encyclopedia of Information Processing in Systems & Organizations
Andrew P. Sage
Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 1990 - Computers - 548 pages
Expert systems are playing an increasingly important role in management and decision making in the world of industry and commerce. This Concise Encyclopedia addresses these concerns, collecting together for the first time in a handy single volume format recent research by practitioners of information processing and problem solving in systems and organizations. Clearly illustrated, the 68 articles deal with knowledge acquisition and representation, simulation technologies, decision making and modelling with particular emphasis on the use of the computer in all spheres of choice assignment.
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