Intelligent decision support system

An intelligent decision support system (IDSS) is a decision support system that makes extensive use of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques. Use of AI technology in management information systems : has a long history – Careers terms Such As ” Knowledge-based systems ” (KBS) and “smart systems” have-been used since the early 1980s to describe components of management systems, aim the term “Intelligent Decision support system “is thought to originate with Clyde Holsapple and Andrew Whinston [1] [2] in the late 1970s. Examples of specialized intelligent decision support systems include Flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) [3] intelligent marketing decision support systems [4] and medical diagnosis systems. [5]

Ideally, an intelligent decision support system should behave like a human consultant: supporting decision makers by gathering and analyzing evidence, identifying and diagnosing problems, proposing possible courses of action and evaluating such proposed actions. The likes of the AI ​​techniques embedded in an intelligent decision support system are to enable these tasks to be performed by a computer, while emulating human capabilities as closely as possible.

Many IDSS implementations are based on expert systems , [6] a well established type of KBS that encodes knowledge and emulates the cognitive behaviors of human experts using predicate logic rules, and have been shown to perform better than the original human experts in some circumstances. [7] [8] Expert systems emerged as practical applications in the 1980s [9] based on research in artificial intelligence during the late 1960s and early 1970s. [10]They Typically combines knowledge of a Particular Application domain with an inference capability to enable the system to propose decisions or diagnoses.

Research in AI focused on IDSS. For example, intelligent agents [11] [12] that perform complex cognitive tasks without any need for human intervention. [13] Capabilities of these intelligent agents include knowledge sharing , machine learning , data mining , and automated inference . A range of AI techniques such as case based reasoning ,


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  14. Jump up^ Laboratory of intelligent decision support systems, Poznan

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