
Accession Number : ADA134109
Title : On Some Issues Concerning Optimization and Decision Trees.
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,
Corporate Author : ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE GROUP FOR COMPUTER STUDIES OF STRATEGIES
Personal Author(s) : Findler,Nicholas V ; Belofsky,Michael S ; Bickmore,Timothy W
PDF Url : ADA134109
Report Date : Jan 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 18
Abstract : The authors describe the context and the constituent modules of a largescale programming system, the QuasiOptimizer. Its objectives are (a) to observe and measure adversaries' behavior in a competitive environment, to infer their strategies and to construct a computer model, a descriptive theory of each; (b) to identify strategy components, evaluate their effectiveness and to select the most satisfactory ones from a set of descriptive theories; (c) to combine these components in a quasioptimum strategy that represents a normative theory in the statistical sense. Also discussed are certain properties of decision trees which are the primary representational structures of strategies in the computer. The verification of these properties, such as identity, equivalence and similarity between two decision subtrees, enable us to eliminate redundancies in the decision trees.
Descriptors : *Optimization, *Decision theory, *Computers, *Mathematical models, Computer architecture, Modular construction, Strategy, Statistical decision theory, Normalizing(Statistics), Learning, Planning, Comparison, Systems analysis, Computerized simulation, Computer programming
Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
Operations Research
Computer Programming and Software
Computer Hardware
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE