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 Decision support system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Decision support systems are a class of computer-based information systems or knowledge based systems that, in very different manner, support decision making activities.
Supporting a decision means supporting this choice by supporting the estimation, the evaluation and/or the comparison and choice.
For Keen and Scott Morton (1978), a DSS couples the intellectual resources of individuals with the capabilities of the computer to improve the quality of decisions ("DSS are computer-based support for management decision makers who are dealing with semi-structured problems").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Decision_support_system   (1756 words)

 decision support system - Ultrawideband Planet
DSS applications are systems and subsystems that help people make decisions based on data that is culled from a wide range of sources.
The vendor can use a DSS to gather information from its own resources (using a tool such as OLAP) to determine if the company has the ability or potential ability to expand its business and also from external resources, such as industry data, to determine if there is indeed a demand to meet.
DSS applications are not single information resources, such as a database or a program that graphically represents sales figures, but the combination of integrated resources working together.
uwb.webopedia.com /TERM/D/decision_support_system.html   (245 words)

 Decision Support Systems Resources -- DSSResources.COM -- the premier web-based knowledge repository for Business ...
Decision Support Systems (DSS) are interactive computer-based information systems designed to help decision makers use data and models to identify, structure, and solve semi-structured or unstructured problems and make choices among alternatives.
Group Decision Support Systems, however, are used by a number of decision makers to arrive at a common decision.
Intelligent Decision Support Systems or Suggestion DSS extend the notion of decision support by adding techniques from Artificial Intelligence such as knowledge bases, neural networks, genetic algorithms, and learning models.
www.dssresources.com   (389 words)

 Decision Support Systems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Medical decision support systems are computer programs designed to improve the process and outcome of clinical decision making.
Intelligent decision support systems use artificial intelligent techniques to support healthcare professionals make the optimal selection for diagnosis and treatment when the information is incomplete or uncertain.
Decision support systems can be active or passive.
www.med.usf.edu /CLASS/decision.htm   (594 words)

 Emergency Response Decision Support System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The system is user friendly, interactive, and aids in decision support for emergency response, and the planning of emergency response procedures.
This proposal has developed a system which will act as a central repository for the output from these projects; and ntegrated the data with other relevant datasets in such as way as to produce a value added integrated emergency response support system.
The system developed and successfully implemented in the Shannon, with refinement, the database structure can be adapted for use elsewhere in Ireland, and will thus act as a model for decision support in emergency response procedures in Ireland.
www.ucc.ie /research/crc/pages/projects/emergencyresponse.htm   (902 words)

 The Environmental Decision Support System (EDSS)
The Environmental Decision Support System (EDSS) is problem solving environment that provides an advanced modeling and analysis system for environmental scientists, engineers, policy makers, and educators.
The last domain involves modeling the decision process itself and thereby providing the structure and support to enable policy makers to make timely, balanced decisions that are consistent with what we know about the environment.
Decision makers need emissions models with high performance and fast turnaround, so that they can gain insight into the cause-and-effect relationships involved in atmospheric air pollution issues, and so that they can investigate the effectiveness of proposed controls.
www.cep.unc.edu /empd/EDSS/EDSSPage.html   (2182 words)

 A Brief History of Decision Support Systems
Decision support as an important part of the emerging management information systems is supported by the heavy reliance on Simon and Anthony.
My concept of the information system of an organization is the set of technology-enabled systems that support organization processes including systems for transaction processing, maintaining availability of repositories of data, organization communication and coordination, knowledge work, and management.
The development of DSS can be profitably examined in the context of the systems and technologies that were employed; a full understanding of its development requires an understanding of DSS as a vital component in the development of a network of new and improved organizational functions and functionality enabled by computers and communications technologies.
dssresources.com /history/dsshistory.html   (9187 words)

Decision Support Systems, Expert Systems, and Artificial Neural Networks are the leading technologies planned to alter this condition.
He is also a highly active information system consultant in the areas of expert systems, simulation, financial and planning modeling.
Management Support Systems refers to a collection of computerized technologies whose objective is to support managerial work and decision making process.
www.calstatela.edu /centers/CNISS/dss.htm   (805 words)

 FLDSS - Finger Lakes Decision Support System
It was born from the idea that the Finger Lakes region could benefit from an array of technological tools that could be applied to help make wise decisions in the growth of the region and the use of its resources.
The technical components of the system were developed by a large number of people, working on tasks including data development, modeling, geospatial processing, coding and web site design and construction.
The system is considered to be a working prototype and, as such, will continue to be in "development" for some time to come.
www.iagt.org /fldss/support.asp   (248 words)

 Decision Support System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Manifold Decision Support System (DSS) provides a way to select records using flexible criteria.
DSS results are reported as percentage values from 0 to 100 percent within a
Instead of using fixed criteria such as "greater than 50" in a query, DSS can handle a situation where the criterion might be more than 50 most of the time but sometimes a value near 50 is also acceptable.
www.manifold.net /doc/700/decision_support_system.htm   (439 words)

 Colorado's Decision Support Systems
Colorado's Decision Support Systems (CDSS) is a water management system being developed by the Colorado Water Conservation Board and the Colorado Division of Water Resources.
The goal of this system is to assist in making informed decisions regarding historic and future use of water.
was developed as part of the Colorado River Decision Support System (CRDSS), which includes Division 4 (Gunnison River Basin), Division 5 (Colorado Main Stem), Division 6 (White and Yampa Rivers), and Division 7 (San Juan and tributaries).
cdss.state.co.us   (177 words)

 Welcome to Bose Decision Support System   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Bose Corporation uses a web-based application support system called Bose SoundAdvisor that is compatible with their traditional business systems and helps customers choose the right sound system.
Buying a home theater system can be a time-consuming process because there are many choices of components, there are certain products needed in regards to the type of system the customer is purchasing, and there are various price ranges.
System provides an interactive tool designed to help customers find home entertainment solutions for their unique listening habits and living style.
www.umsl.edu /~sauter/DSS/w0004_presentations/3843_GroupB.htm   (474 words)

 Decision Support System Overview
They felt that it was important to have an information system in place that would synthesize financial and summary clinical data to support our fledgling managed care initiatives.
The Steering Committee’s first step was to define this phase of the decision support enhancement project as a trial initiative, and to include only the Steering Committee members, the Behavioral Health department, the Clinical Resource Management initiative and the Internal Audit department as participants.
Next, a schedule was arranged with a project facilitator from HBO and Co to conduct extensive interviews with the participants and their staff in order to define and build the underlying structures that will support the Windows view and selection of data for reports.
www.uic.edu /hsc/uicmc/its/projects/dss.htm   (1418 words)

 Decision Support System for Chemical Accident Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Decision Support Systems (DSS) are used extensively in the industry to enable managers to make future decisions.
The DSS must be able to support these different decision making paradigms.
The finality to my research will be achieved when support to various decision making processes will be automated through the use of the proposed DSS.
process-safety.tamu.edu /research/decision_support.htm   (251 words)

 Decision Support System
The goal of this SBIR project is to develop a Decision Support System to help people with disabilities, particularly those with physical disabilities, choose health care plans that best meet their needs.
This objective is aimed at developing a decision support system that has a high likelihood of improving consumer awareness and fostering independent decision-making among people with physical disabilities.
The key informants were strongly opinionated about whether the decision support system should take strong positions on what health care plans are good or bad for people with disabilities.
www.bcm.edu /ilru/html/publications/managed_care/bpaII.html   (7629 words)

 Geomarketing Decision Support System
An Expert System (ES) is defined by the Expert Systems group of the British Computer Society as: 'the modelling, within a computer, of expert knowledge in a given domain, such that the resulting system can offer intelligent advice or take intelligent decisions' [10].
The DSS is a client of the GIS and the ES.
This way, the system is modular, in which it is possible to replace both the GIS and the ES for some other systems, without changing the DSS.
www.geocomputation.org /1998/58/gc_58.htm   (2562 words)

 Decision Support System Reporting
The concept of a Decision Support System is a software system that helps facilitate the management’s decision-making process.
UltraQuest Applications provides decision support facilities, efficient data access, shared servers, security, and rapid application development, producing a simple and quick integration of mainframe OS/390 and VM systems with the Web for fast decision making.
NOMAD also offers maximum flexibility for the development of all types of decision support and reporting systems.
www.selectbs.com /solutions/decision-support-systems.htm   (317 words)

 CCMPO/CCRPC - Land Use - Transportation Decision Support System
The Chittenden County Land Use – Transportation Decision Support System (DSS) is a collaborative effort between the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC) and the Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO).
The Decision Support System is a joint project between the two agencies which will provide local citizens and policy makers better tools to examine the relationships between land use and transportation.
The premise of the DSS is that plan formulation and implementation can be valuably informed by a standardized set of indicator measurements that are used regularly to gauge actions.
www.ccmpo.org /modeling/dss.html   (761 words)

 Clinical decision support system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For medical diagnosis, there are scopes for ambiguities in inputs, such as history (patient’s description of the diseased condition), physical examinations (especially in cases of uncooperative intelectually impaired patients), and laboratory tests (faulty methods or equipment).
It could be based on Expert systems or artificial neural networks or both (Connectionist expert systems).
Improving Outcomes with Clinical Decision Support: An Implementer’s Guide is a new resource designed to help healthcare organizations use clinical decision support (CDS) to measurably improve key healthcare outcomes such as the quality, safety, and cost-effectiveness of care delivery.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Clinical_decision_support_system   (257 words)

 decision support system - a Whatis.com definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A decision support system (DSS) is a computer program application that analyzes business data and presents it so that users can make business decisions more easily.
The consequences of different decision alternatives, given past experience in a context that is described
A decision support system may present information graphically and may include an expert system or artificial intelligence (AI).
searchcio.techtarget.com /gDefinition/0,,sid19_gci213888,00.html   (170 words)

 Glossary (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The legacy data was not originally collected for the purpose of decision support so some of the key data might be missing, incomplete, or not as accurate as desired.
One of the biggest challenges of the data warehousing process is to bring data out of the variety of systems where it currently is located and organize it so it all fits together in the data warehouse.
The system scales well (or is scalable) if doubling the number of processors also doubles the speed at which the system performs its tasks.
www.sdgcomputing.com.cob-web.org:8888 /glossary.htm   (5777 words)

 Timberland Decision Support System (TDSS)
The Texas Forest Service TDSS is a web-based decision tool for non-industrial private forest landowners and others who are interested in timberland investment and management.
The TDSS currently includes (1) a set of Basic Financial Calculators for illustrating basic concepts for timberland Investment; (2) a Timberland Investment Calculator to calculate the returns on your investment given the cost and revenue information of your timberland investment and (3) a Timberland Management Simulator with loblolly pine growth and yield models.
The Timberland Decision Support System (TDSS) is provided on an "as is" basis.
tfsfrd.tamu.edu /tdss/default.htm   (167 words)

 Decision Support Systems, Knowledge Management, Decision Making, Decision Support (via CobWeb/3.1 ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This site is designed to help teachers and researchers who choose to adopt a knowledge management perspective in approaching the field of decision support systems.
Decision Support Systems - A Knowledge-Based Approach (ISBN 0-314-06510-5) is the first book to emphasize this perspective.
Decision Support Systems: A Knowledge-Based Approach is complemented by an extensive 2-volume reference work on the subject of knowledge management: the Handbook on Knowledge Management published by Springer.
www.uky.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /BusinessEconomics/dssakba   (257 words)

 Water Resources Management Decision Support System
Supported by the Great Lakes Protection Fund, the two-year project lays the framework for the data, information and processes required to ensure timely and well-informed public policy decisions concerning the use and management of surface and groundwater resources.
Since work began in August 2000, a Project Management Team (PDF), comprised of federal, state, provincial, and regional members, was established to guide effort and focus the project tasks.
A Stakeholders Advisory Committee (PDF) was also formed to act as a sounding board for the Project Management Team and to provide objective, but pointed, input to the process.
www.glc.org /wateruse/wrmdss.html   (266 words)

 Cow Culling Decision Support System
This interactive Decision Support System (DSS) will provide recommended culling decisions generated by the current version of the model described below.
The purpose of the DSS is to provide ranchers educational information on cow culling decisions.
Once these values are entered on the form below, the model will return a graphic representation of the recommended culling decisions for all combinations of cow ages and cost differentials.
ag.arizona.edu /AREC/cull/culling.html   (209 words)

 Intellimed (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The INTELLIMED Strategic Decision Support Software with its online Data Access System™ ("IM-IC") has proven to be one of the most valuable data analysis and comparison tools available to providers and payors in the healthcare market.
This system provides one of the most valuable tools available for data analysis and market comparisons required by providers in the healthcare market today.
The reports, graphs and files generated from the System are easily exportable to MS Excel or HTML.
www.intellimed.com.cob-web.org:8888 /content/decision_support_system.asp   (486 words)

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