Accession Number : ADA306885

Title :   The Development of Knowledge Elicitation Methods for Capturing Military Expertise.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 86-Oct 88,

Corporate Author : KLEIN ASSOCIATES INC FAIRBORN OH

Personal Author(s) : Klein, Gary A.

PDF Url : ADA306885

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The goal of this SBIR Phase II was to formalize and evaluate a new method of knowledge elicitation, the Critical Decision Method (CDM). A number of studies were conducted using the CDM, and a formal rationale, description, and set of guidelines was developed. Additional work demonstrated the reliability of the method. The CDM was shown to be applicable in Army command-and- control settings. Additional knowledge elicitation methods were developed for team decision making during command-and-control training exercises and for tha evaluation of decision support system's. Taken together, the projects performed under this contract exemplify a new discipline of cognitive engineering. They provide a set of methodologies for eliciting and codifying expert domain knowledge to generate systems that improve decision making.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, *COGNITION, *DATA ACQUISITION, *DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS, METHODOLOGY, DECISION MAKING, RELIABILITY, ENGINEERING, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, EXPERT SYSTEMS, INSTRUCTIONS.

Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE