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Decision Support Systems

Decision support systems (DSS) have evolved over the past four decades from theoretical concepts into real world computerized applications. DSS architecture contains three key components: knowledge base, computerized model, and user interface. DSS simulate cognitive decision-making functions of humans based on artificial intelligence methodologies (including expert systems, data mining, machine learning, connectionism, logistical reasoning, etc.) in order to perform decision support functions. The applications of DSS cover many domains, ranging from aviation monitoring, transportation safety, clinical diagnosis, weather forecast, business management to internet search strategy. By combining knowledge bases with inference rules, DSS are able to provide suggestions to end users to improve decisions and outcomes. This book is written as a textbook so that it can be used in formal courses examining decision support systems. It may be used by both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse computer-related fields. It will also be of value to established professionals as a text for self-study or for reference.

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Decision Support SystemsEdited by Chiang Jao

Published: January 1st 2010

DOI: 10.5772/3453

ISBN: 978-953-7619-64-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5487-7

Copyright year: 2010

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73466 Total Chapter Downloads

28 Crossref Citations

39 Web of Science Citations

69 Dimensions Citations


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1. Motivational Framework: Insights into Decision Support System Use and Decision Performance

By Siew H. Chan and Qian Song


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2. New Architecture for Intelligent Multi-Agents Paradigm in Decision Support System

By Noor Maizura Mohamad Noor and Rosmayati Mohemad


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3. A Hybrid Decision Model for Improving Warehouse Efficiency in a Process-oriented View

By Cassandra X.H. Tang and Henry C.W. Lau


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4. Connectionist Models of Decision Making

By Angel Iglesias, M. Dolores del Castillo, J. Ignacio Serrano and Jesus Oliva


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5. Data Mining and Decision Support: An Integrative Approach

By Rok Rupnik and Matjaž Kukar


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6. Testing Methods for Decision Support Systems

By Jean-Baptiste Lamy, Anis Ellini, Jérôme Nobécourt, Alain Venot and Jean-Daniel Zucker


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7. Decision Support Systems for Pharmaceutical Formulation Development Based on Artificial Neural Networks

By Aleksander Mendyk and Renata Jachowicz


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8. Clinical Decision Support Systems: An Effective Pathway to Reduce Medical Errors and Improve Patient Safety

By Chiang S. Jao and Daniel B. Hier


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9. Knowledge Bases for Clinical Decision Support in Drug Prescribing – Development, Quality Assurance, Management, Integration, Implementation and Evaluation of Clinical Value

By Birgit Eiermann, Pia Bastholm Rahmner, Seher Korkmaz, Carina Landberg, Birgitta Lilja, Tero Shemeikka, Aniko Veg, Björn Wettermark and Lars L Gustafsson


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10. Develop a Spatial Decision Support System Based on Service-Oriented Architecture

By Chuanrong Zhang


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11. Spatial Decision Support System for Bank-Industry Based on GIS and Expert Systems Integration

By Ana Maria Carnasciali and Luciene Delazari


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12. A Web-Based Data Management and Analysis System for CO2 Capture Process

By Yuxiang Wu and Christine W. Chan


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13. Case Studies of Canadian Environmental Decision Support Systems

By William Booty and Isaac Wong


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14. Expanding Decision Support Systems Outside Company Gates

By Petr Bečvář, Jiří Hodík, Michal Pěchouček, Josef Psutka, Luboš Šmídl and Jiří Vokřínek


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15. Design and Implementation of a Decision Support System for Analysing Ranking Auction Markets for Internet Search Services

By Juan Aparicio, Erika Sanchez, Joaquin Sanchez-Soriano and Julia Sancho


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16. A Fuzzy – Based Methodology for Aggregative Waste Minimization in the Wine Industry

By Ndeke Musee, Leon Lorenzen and Chris Aldrich


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17. Prospects of Automation Agents in Agribusiness (Hop Industry) Decision Support Systems Related to Production, Marketing and Education

By Martin Pavlovic and Fotis Koumboulis


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18. Automatically Building Diagnostic Bayesian Networks from On-line Data Sources and the SMILE Web-based Interface

By Anucha Tungkasthan, Nipat Jongsawat, Pittaya Poompuang, Sarayut Intarasema and Wichian Premchaiswadi


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19. Decision Support System Based on Effective Knowledge Management Framework To Process Customer Order Enquiry

By Chike. F. Oduoza


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20. Decision Support for Web-based Prequalification Tender Management System in Construction Projects

By Noor Maizura Mohamad Noor and Rosmayati Mohemad


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21. Decision Support Systems used in Disaster Management

By Marius Cioca and Lucian-Ionel Cioca


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22. Security as a Game – Decisions from Incomplete Models

By Stefan Rass, Peter Schartner and Raphael Wigoutschnigg


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