Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Problem solving

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_805

The process of deciding on actions aimed at achieving a goal. Initially, the goal is defined to represent a solution to a problem. During the reasoning process, subgoals are formed, and problem-solving becomes recursive. Artificial intelligence; Expert systems; Decision analysis; Decision making; Decision support systems.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA