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A natural-disaster management DSS for Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations

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Rodríguez, Juan Tinguaro and Vitoriano, Begoña and Montero, Javier (2010) A natural-disaster management DSS for Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations. Knowledge-Based Systems, 23 (1). pp. 17-22. ISSN 0950-7051

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Abstract

Humanitarian Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) play a growing role in the response to natural disasters, but despite being largely demanded, there is no available decision support system (DSS) specifically designed to address their problem. In this paper we present a decision support system (DSS) to aid those Humanitarian NGOs concerned with the response to natural disasters. Such a DSS has been designed avoiding sophisticated methodologies that may exceed the infrastructural requirements and constraints of emergency management by NGOs. A data-based, two-level knowledge methodology which allows damage assessment of multiple disaster scenarios is presented in order to address that problem. Validation results show viability of our approach.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Decision support systems; Emergency management; Data-based inductive reasoning
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Artificial intelligence
ID Code:17935
Deposited On:24 Jan 2013 11:43
Last Modified:19 Jul 2018 07:58

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