The Role of Information Technology in Emergency Management: Expert System or Cognitive Instrument?

K.J. Vicente

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    Abstract

    The purpose of the NKA/INF project is to improve the functionality and efficiency of accident and emergency planning by verifying, demonstrating, and validating the possible implementation of advanced information technology. This paper is concerned with the role "hat such an information system should take. It is argued that the role that has been adopted, that of a classical expert system, may not be the most appropriate, given the characteristics of the problem. An alternative role for the system is proposed, that of a cognitive instrument. This perspective should be able to effectively address the problems of the domain in a manner that will maximize the performance and reliability of the joint human-computer system.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Print)87-550-1350-3
    Publication statusPublished - 1987
    SeriesRisø-M
    Number2664
    ISSN0418-6435

    Keywords

    • Risø-M-2664

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