Evaluating the Effectiveness of Military Decision Support Systems. Theoretical Foundations, Expert System Design, and Experimental Plan
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The main objective of this program is to construct a flexible testbed for the evaluation of the effectiveness of computer-based expert systems in military training and planning. The technical approach consists of simulating the characteristics of expert systems in a game-like environment. Such characteristics include friendly system user interaction, system explanations of rationale about decision recommendations, an ability to make relevant suggestions and comments about situation assessments and about plans proposed by the user, and the use of high-level strategic concepts and terminology. The required software for such a program includes a game environment simulator called the Scenario Generator, a simulated expert system for the game called the Expert Aid, an Optimality Algoirthm for computing the best decisions in any situation, and an Evaluation Module for recording execution histories and performance parameters. The expert system will monitor the progress of the game and can be interrogated as the user sees fit. A facility will also be provided for evaluating the users performance under different modes of consultation with the expert system.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods