Data, Expert Knowledge and Decisions

Data, Expert Knowledge and Decisions

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Cross-disciplinary research on how computer-assisted decision making can be supported by sophisticated data analysis techniques and recent developments in knowledge-based systems research are described in this volume, with emphasis on marketing applications. Aspects dealt with include market-share analysis (spreadsheet based), media planning, stochastic market modelling, marketing data analysis and new product introduction management (all knowledge-based, partly using PROLOG). These contributions emphasize links between decision support, expert knowledge research and marketing. Other application areas are debt and credit management and personnel disposition (KEE based), portfolio management (PROLOG based) and vehicle scheduling. Concrete interconnections between data analysis and marketing can be seen in the contributions on classification and unfolding of market data, market segmentation by forced classification, conjoint analysis applications, ideal point product mapping, MDS in telecommunications pricing and multi-mode marketing data evaluations.An Interdisciplinary Approach with Emphasis on Marketing Applications Wolfgang Gaul, Martin Schader ... Crown-owned electric utility (a€œthe Corporationa€) with integrated data retrieval, financial modelling and advisory expertise in debt management. ... While extensive historical data is now available to the Corporationa#39;s Treasurer, only rudimentary spreadsheet programs currently help him and his staffanbsp;...

Title:Data, Expert Knowledge and Decisions
Author:Wolfgang Gaul, Martin Schader
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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