Decision support system
Sage, Andrew P. School of Information Technology and Engineering, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Scope of application
- Types of decisions and systems
- Systems engineering steps
- Database management system
- Model-base management system
- Dialog generation and management
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
A system that supports technological and managerial decision making by assisting in the organization of knowledge about ill-structured, semistructured, or unstructured issues. A structured issue has a framework comprising elements and relations between them that are known and understood. Structured issues are generally ones about which an individual has considerable experiential familiarity. A decision support system (DSS) is not intended to provide support to humans about structured issues since little cognitively based decision support is generally needed for these experientially familiar situations. Artificial-intelligence based expert systems are very appropriate for these tasks.
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