A decision support system for bureaucratic policy administration: An abductive logic programming approach

KayLiang Ong, Ronald M. Lee
1996 Decision Support Systems  
A bureaucracy can be viewed as a set of policies that governs the activities of its people. The purpose of these policies is to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency. However, manual administration of these policies is a tedious and often overwhelming task because it is too cognitively demanding to keep track of the complex relationships between the policies. As a result, these policies often consist of many inconsistencies (conflicts) as they evolve because there is no automated
more » ... s to aid the administrators in detecting inconsistencies. In this paper, we present an approach that uses abductive logic programming for building a decision support system for the administration of bureaucratic policies. The system will help administrators decide the consistency of a policy with respect to the current set of policies and hence, prevent the introduction of inconsistent policies.
doi:10.1016/0167-9236(94)00054-9 fatcat:bbvlza5hvbdg7ihpk3pmygpx24