Accession Number : ADA317589

Title :   Development of a Standard Set of Indicators and Metrics for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Expert System (ES) Software Development Efforts.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Cossey, Derek F.

PDF Url : ADA317589

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : The purpose of this research was to identify a standard set of indicators and metrics that can be used by program managers to improve their abilities to direct development efforts involving Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Expert Systems (ES). This research addresses two objectives. The first objective is to identify an appropriate set of software indicators and metrics to be used by government program offices for the management of development efforts involving software systems for AI and ES. The second objective is to demonstrate how the resources of the National Software Data and Information Repository (NSDIR) can be used in order to minimize the cost of the research endeavor and to demonstrate the value of the NSDIR as an information resource. A literature search identified a set of indicators and metrics that could be used by managers of AI and ES software development efforts. Data concerning Al and ES software development efforts were collected from the NSDIR. Unfortunately, substantiated conclusions regarding the value of the data in regards to AI and ES development efforts were unobtainable. The study did produce a recommended set of indicators and metrics that could serve as a feasible starting point for managers to use in the tailoring process for selecting indicators and metrics for AI and ES software development efforts.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION, *EXPERT SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ACQUISITION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, THESES, KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE PROCUREMENT.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE