The Experiential Knowledge Base as a Cognitive Prosthesis

  • Panos A. Ligomenides
Part of the Management and Information Systems book series (LISS)

Abstract

Growing demands in applications, rapid advances in computer technology, and the continuing impact of the information explosion have caused, during the last decade, substantial progress in the technology of complex data management systems. A parallel trend towards using knowledge-based systems in a support role for decision making has also been on the rise in recent years. Expert knowledge systems that use encoded expertise are being designed to solve diagnostic, classification, and planning problems, in ways that resemble those of human experts. In addition to their use by decision makers as consultation resources for policy making, expert knowledge systems may also be used so that managers may intelligently exploit the vast databases of the advanced management information systems, by having ready access to expertise about finances, planning, and company policies.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panos A. Ligomenides
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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