Formal 'Systems Languages' in Decision Support Systems for Military Commanders
Final rept. for period ending Sep 1985
HAWGOOD (JOHN) DURHAM (UNITED KINGDOM)
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This document discusses the similarities and differences between the conceptual requirements of decision support in civilian and military situations, and introduces the idea of formal systems languages which vary as one moves through any hierarchy. The approach of soft system methodology is extended by the addition of the concept of mutually malevolent mumal systems. It is proposed that decision support systems for military commanders should be taught by means of the system language appropriate to the destined user. Keywords Systems Theory Command and Control and Management Science.
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