A knowledge acquisition tool for decision support systems

  • D. J. H. Brown
Knowledge Acquisition And Representation
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 406)


A non-deterministic tabular representation for decision-making criteria is described and related to decision trees and production rules. Its advantages as a knowledge acquisition tool are discussed and illustrated in the context of prototyping an electronic assistant for steel production planners.


Decision Support Systems Expert Systems 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. H. Brown
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  1. 1.BHP Central Research LaboratoriesWallsendAustralia

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