Abstract: Shows how an intelligent decision system integrates the best features of decision analysis and expert systems into a powerful new decision-making tool.
Keywords: book review, ai, software, Decision analysis, decision making, expert systems, intelligent computer science, artificial intelligence, medicine, data processing.

Title: Intelligent Decision Systems
Author: Samuel Holtzman
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
Date Published: January 1989
ISBN: 0201116022
LOCN: HD30.23.H67 1989
Dewey: 006.3/3 19
Pages: 304
Bibliography: 268
Figures: 49
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Part I: Foundations

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Using Formal Decision Methods

Chapter 3: Decision Analysis

Chapter 4: Using Influence Diagrams to Represent Decision Problems

Chapter 5: Analyzing Classes of Decisions

Chapter 6: Intelligent Decision Systems

Part II: Applications

Chapter 7: Computer-Aided Medical Decision Analysis

Chapter 8: Rachel: An Intelligent Decision System for Infertile Couples

Chapter 9: The Promise of Intelligent Decision Systems

Appendix: A Sample Session with Rachel


Author:        Holtzman, Samuel, 1955-
Title:         Intelligent decision systems / Samuel Holtzman.
Published:     Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, 1988, c1989.
Description:   xv, 304 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series:        Teknowledge series in knowledge engineering
LC Call No.:   HD30.23.H67 1989
Dewey No.:     006.3/3 19
ISBN:          0201116022
Notes:         Bibliography: p. 271-289.
               Includes index.
Subjects:      Decision making.
               Expert systems (Computer science)
               Artificial intelligence.
               Medicine -- Decision making -- Data processing.
Control No.:   88002184 //r98


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