Qualitative Reasoning for Financial Assessments: A Prospectus
Historically, the evolution of expert systems has been driven by scientifically based fields such as medicine, geology, and computer engineering. More recently, expert system developers have turned their attention to the highly judgmental decision tasks found in business and finance. We introduce the corporate assessment problem, point out the limitations of current expert system approaches to the solution to this problem, and suggest that a more fundamental approach based on recent work in qualitative physics might be fruitful.
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