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Multiple Attribute Decision Making

Author : K. Paul Yoon
ISBN : 9781452213576
Genre : Social Science
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This volume offers social scientists a concise overview of multiple attribute decision making (MADM) methods, their characteristics and applicability and methods for solving MADM problems. Real world examples are used to introduce the reader to normative models for optimal decisions. The authors explore how MADM methods can be used for descriptive purposes to model: the existing decision-making process; noncompensatory and scoring methods; accommodation of soft data; construction of a multiple-decision support systems; and the validity of methods. The advanced procedures of TOPSIS and ELECTRE are also presented.

Nonrecursive Causal Models

Author : William D. Berry
ISBN : 0803922655
Genre : Social Science
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Where an assumption of unidirectionality in causal effects is unrealistic, 'recursive' models cannot be used, and more complex 'nonrecursive' models are necessary. Unfortunately, many nonrecursive models (unlike recursive models) are 'unidentified', which makes meaningful parameter estimation impossible. Even when they are identified, it would be inappropriate to use OLS regression techniques (appropriate for recursive models) for the purpose of estimation. The concept of identification, and the factors that lead to it are explained; and various tests for determination are provided. Illustrations from a variety of social science disciplines are used throughout the book.

New Frontiers Of Decision Making For The Information Technology Era

Author : Yong Shi
ISBN : 9810242999
Genre : Business & Economics
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The volume provides users and developers of the IT/S (information technology and systems) with information about the advances in decision making and decision-making support that empower and enable information technology in the direction of productivity and effectiveness of decision making in business. The chapters have been written by well-known international experts in decision making and they explore the frontiers of decision making in the era of IT/S. The book is intended to serve as a research source, scientific reference and business support source, as well as a book of student readings that will appeal to a larger international audience.

Multi Criteria Decision Analysis

Author : Alessio Ishizaka
ISBN : 9781118644911
Genre : Mathematics
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This book presents an introduction to MCDA followed by more detailed chapters about each of the leading methods used in this field. Comparison of methods and software is also featured to enable readers to choose the most appropriate method needed in their research. Worked examples as well as the software featured in the book are available on an accompanying website.

Artificial Intelligence Applications And Innovations

Author : Harris Papadopoulos
ISBN : 9783642162398
Genre : Computers
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The abundance of information and increase in computing power currently enable researchers to tackle highly complicated and challenging computational problems. Solutions to such problems are now feasible using advances and innovations from the area of Artificial Intelligence. The general focus of the AIAI conference is to provide insights on how Artificial Intelligence may be applied in real-world situations and serve the study, analysis and modeling of theoretical and practical issues. This volume contains papers selected for presentation at the 6th IFIP Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations (AIAI 2010) and held in Larnaca, Cyprus, during October 6–7, 2010. IFIP AIAI 2010 was co-organized by the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology and was sponsored by the Cyprus University of Technology, Frederick University and the Cyprus Tourism Organization. AIAI 2010 is the official conference of the WG12.5 “Artificial Intel- gence Applications” working group of IFIP TC12, the International Federation for Information Processing Technical Committee on Artificial Intelligence (AI). AIAI is a conference that grows in significance every year attracting researchers from different countries around the globe. It maintains high quality, standards and welcomes research papers describing technical advances and engineering and ind- trial applications of intelligent systems. AIAI 2010 was not confined to introducing how AI may be applied in real-life situations, but also included innovative methods, techniques, tools and ideas of AI expressed at the algorithmic or systemic level.

Applications Of Evolutionary Computing

Author : Mario Giacobini
ISBN : 9783642011290
Genre : Computers
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The year 2009 celebrates the bicentenary of Darwin’s birth and the 150th - niversary of the publication of his seminal work, On the Origin of Species.If this makes 2009 a special year for the research community working in biology and evolution, the ?eld of evolutionary computation (EC) also shares the same excitement. EC techniques are e?cient, nature-inspired planning and optimi- tion methods based on the principles of natural evolution and genetics. Due to their e?ciency and simple underlying principles, these methods can be used in the context of problem solving, optimization, and machine learning. A large and ever-increasing number of researchers and professionals make use of EC te- niques in various application domains. ThisvolumepresentsacarefulselectionofrelevantECapplicationscombined with a thorough examination of the techniques used in EC. The papers in the volume illustrate the current state of the art in the application of EC and can help and inspire researchers and professionals to develop e?cient EC methods for design and problem solving.

The Science Of Common Sense

Author : Frank Tillman
ISBN : 0692503021
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When it comes to discussing the myriad of decision science methods available to solution developers, it is essential they be easy to use, easy to understand, and provide examples of their use in the field. The Science of Common Sense: Best Practical Decision Science Methods presents a selection of the very best decision-making methodologies based on the insights of authors Frank A. Tillman, PhD, PE, and Deandra T. Cassone, PhD, PMP-insights they gained through years of consulting, operating their own companies, and working in a variety of corporate situations. This guide to decision science best practices explores a number of methodologies that are organized into sections covering multiple criteria and ranking techniques, multiple objective decision-making, and group decision-making, which includes idea generation and expert opinion. It also introduces data mining and analysis, presents an overview of simulation, and delivers practical applications for these tools. Professionals and academics interested in the areas of business, industrial engineering, and decision science will find this to be an indispensable follow-up to the authors' previous book, A Professional's Guide to Decision Science and Problem Solving.

Theory And Practice In Policy Analysis

Author : M. Granger Morgan
ISBN : 9781316886991
Genre : Political Science
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Many books instruct readers on how to use the tools of policy analysis. This book is different. Its primary focus is on helping readers to look critically at the strengths, limitations, and the underlying assumptions analysts make when they use standard tools or problem framings. Using examples, many of which involve issues in science and technology, the book exposes readers to some of the critical issues of taste, professional responsibility, ethics, and values that are associated with policy analysis and research. Topics covered include policy problems formulated in terms of utility maximization such as benefit-cost, decision, and multi-attribute analysis, issues in the valuation of intangibles, uncertainty in policy analysis, selected topics in risk analysis and communication, limitations and alternatives to the paradigm of utility maximization, issues in behavioral decision theory, issues related to organizations and multiple agents, and selected topics in policy advice and policy analysis for government.

Documentation Abstracts

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ISBN : UOM:39015082969943
Genre : Information storage and retrieval systems
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Monitoring And Management Of Visitor Flows In Recreational And Protected Areas

Author : Arne Arnberger
ISBN : MINN:31951D02060478M
Genre : Ecotourism
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