Accession Number : ADP002890

Title :   A Knowledge Based Interactive Procedure for Planning and Decision Support under Uncertainty and Parameter Imprecision,

Corporate Author : VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s) : Sage,A. P. ; White,C. C. , III

Report Date : DEC 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This article summarizes key features of an interactive planning and decision support process for multiple criteria alternative selection situations. Probabilities, utility scores for the lowest level attributes, and attribute tradeoff weights, i.e., the parameters, can be imprecisely described by set inclusion. Within a specified structural model of the decision situation, the process allows the decisionmaker to iteratively select the mix of parameter value precision and alternative ranking specificity. By selecting this mix, the decisionmaker is able to direct and alternative selection process in an interactive manner, using alternative selection strategies based on behaviorally meaningful dominance search strategies. Emphasis is placed on the motivation of the research and the behavioral relevance of the support process. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Algorithms, *Decision making, *Information systems, Information theory, Selection, Strategy, Iterations, Parameters, Ranking

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE