Use of reason maintenance in model formulation

A. S. Bharadwaj, A. Sen, A. S. Vinze

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Studies of the process of model formulation by experts have shown the process to be an iterative one, in which the model is continuously refined until a complete and consistent representation emerges. It is also a highly unstable activity as the problem specifications, including the goal, may change both during and after the formulation. In order to be able to model real world problems, model formulation systems, which provide computer-based support for model formulation, should also be capable of dealing with changes to the problem. This paper presents the architecture of a model formulation system enhanced with reason maintenance capabilities, for dealing with changes in assumptions and specifications during formulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-133
Number of pages11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993


  • artificial intelligence
  • modeling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Information Systems and Management

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