Accession Number : ADA309052

Title :   Use of an Expert System in the Board Selection Process.

Descriptive Note : Strategic research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Storey, Rebecca S.

PDF Url : ADA309052

Report Date : 15 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to begin the development and testing of an Expert System (ES) to screen officer personnel records being considered for Command and General Staff College (CGSC). The project included a review of the artificial intelligence (Al) literature relevant to the military and human resource management, problem selection, knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, knowledge encoding, and knowledge testing and evaluation. The Al computer language PROLOG was used to develop a basic rule-based expert system. Data from 15 mock officer personnel records obtained from US Army Total Personnel Command (PERSCOM) were entered into Board Expert (BOARDEX). Results from BOARDEX were correlated to votes generated by a board consisting of ten human experts from the US Army War College Class of 1996. Numerous statistically significant correlations were found between the members of the board as well as between the human experts and BOARDEX (r = .6614, p = .007).

Descriptors :   *EXPERT SYSTEMS, *RECORDS MANAGEMENT, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *COMPUTER FILES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, HUMAN RESOURCES, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, OFFICER PERSONNEL, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MILITARY DOWNSIZING.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Systems
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE