Advisory Systems to Support Decision Making

  • Brandon A. Beemer
  • Dawn G. Gregg
Part of the International Handbooks Information System book series (INFOSYS)


Both advisory systems and expert systems provide expertise to support decision making in a myriad of domains. Expert systems are used to solve problems in well defined, narrowly focused problem domains, whereas advisory systems are designed to support decision making in more unstructured situations which have no single correct answer. This paper provides an overview of advisory systems, which includes the organizational needs that they address, similarities and differences between expert and advisory systems, and the supportive role advisory systems play in unstructured decision making.


Decision Maker Expert System Decision Support System Inference Engine Human Decision Maker 
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  • Brandon A. Beemer
    • 1
  • Dawn G. Gregg
    • 1
  1. 1.Business SchoolUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA

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