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Qualitative modeling of complex systems for cognitive engineering
Author(s): Karl A. Perusich; Michael D. McNeese; Joan R. Rentsch
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the techniques of using fuzzy cognitive maps will be outlined, and demonstrated with an example. Fuzzy cognitive maps will be used as a way to model the causal process in a cognitive system. With such a model interventions to change the dynamics of the system can be developed. In the particular example, the information on a display needed to be improved to support group situation awareness within an AWACS team. A fuzzy cognitive map was developed of the chain of causality that led from the current information structure of the AWACS display to the loss of situation awareness. The map could then be examined to identify ways in which the linkages could be altered to improve situation awareness, and points at which technology could be applied. From this a set of design changes could be recommended.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3696, Enabling Technology for Simulation Science III, (22 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.351182
Show Author Affiliations
Karl A. Perusich, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Michael D. McNeese, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Joan R. Rentsch, Wright State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3696:
Enabling Technology for Simulation Science III
Alex F. Sisti, Editor(s)

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