Web 2.0 Environmental Scanning and Adaptive Decision Support for Business Mergers and Acquisitions

Lau, Liao, Wong, Chiu
2012 MIS Quarterly  
Figure A1 depicts an overview of the coevolution process controlled by the proposed HCGA algorithm. The Level II (high-level) population consists of individuals representing the feasible values of the application parameters. The Level I (low-level) populations represent two sets of system parameters (i.e., two species). One of the low-level populations represents the system parameters that drive the sentiment analysis process, whereas the second low-level population represents the system
more » ... s the system parameters that control the business relation mining process. The HCGA algorithm controls the evolutionary processes among all of the populations. At the end of the coevolution process, a set of near-optimal application parameter values and low-level NLP features (e.g., the use of specific sentiment lexicons) with respect to a particular M&A situation are obtained to refine the M&A target scoring function (i.e., the decision support mechanism).
doi:10.2307/41703506 fatcat:xqflnja4qrbjno233cj77szrs4