Systems information management: graph theoretical approach Online publication date: Fri, 13-Jan-2006
by Tugrul Temel
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 25, No. 1, 2006
Abstract: This study proposes a new method for characterising the underlying information structure of a multi-sector system. A complete characterisation is accomplished by identifying information gaps and cause-effect information pathways in the system, and formulating critical testable hypotheses. Graph-theoretical concepts and principles of systems theory are heavily exploited in this characterisation. The application of the method is illustrated with an experimental workshop in which a multi-voting scheme is carried out to identify the gaps, pathways, and hypotheses. The method should find wide applications in modelling information structures implied by qualitative expert knowledge.
Online publication date: Fri, 13-Jan-2006
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