Accession Number : ADA198341

Title :   Explanation Mechanisms for Knowledge-Based Models in the RAND Strategy Assessment System.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : David, Paul K.

Report Date : AUG 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : This user's manual for understanding the behavior of knowledge-based decision models written in the RAND-ABEL programming language and incorporated in the RAND Strategy Assessment System (RSAS) teaches the user how to use the RSAS explanation mechanisms. The limiting factor is often the user's intuition about where to look for the evaluation of variables determining the values of higher-level variables in the RSAS's hierarchical models. Success depends on a top-down understanding of the models (since the RSAS knowledge-based programs are structured to match the conceptual models). Summary procedures that work well and efficiently assist the user. Keywords: Programming manuals, Manuals, Decision theory, Artificial intelligence, Models, Military strategy. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *DECISION THEORY, *HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, HIERARCHIES, LIMITATIONS, MILITARY STRATEGY, MODELS, PROGRAMMING MANUALS, STRATEGY, USER MANUALS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE