Accession Number : ADA182740

Title :   Human Conflict Resolution.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-13 Nov 86,

Corporate Author : WATERLOO UNIV (ONTARIO) RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Fraser,Niall M ; Hipel,Keith W ; Kilgour,Marc D

PDF Url : ADA182740

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A conflict resolver is developed for mediating disputes arising among competing expert systems. The conflict resolver constitutes the key component of an overall decision support system designed for operating and controlling a complex system. When competing expert systems make conflicting recommendations for the control of the system, the conflict resolver follows a Delphi-like approach in mediation to arrive at a compromise solution. Besides defining the mathematical framework for the comprehensive conflict resolver, it is proven rigorously that the conflict resolver always reaches a consistent recommendation. Keywords: Conflict resolution, Artificial intelligence, Decision support, Methodology, Expert systems, Knowledge based systems, Cooperating expert systems.

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *CONFLICT, *RESOLUTION, *DECISION MAKING, CONTROL SYSTEMS, HUMANS, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE