Accession Number:

ADA242931

Title:

Causal Schema Decision-Aiding System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr-Oct 85,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

This report looks at the use of causal schema to organize concepts for understanding complex decision processes. The task selected for developing a prototype causal schema decision-aiding system was to implement portions of a fire support annex for a Corps operations order. A series of storyboards was developed based on an analysis of the prescribed elements of the Annex the storyboards were evaluated as a prototype decision aid. The author concludes that causal schema is useful in describing tactical decision processes and may offer advantages over rule-based approaches e.g., artificial intelligence in developing decision aids.

Subject Categories:

  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems
  • Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE