ALDUS - 5636
Keywords decision-support systems, document handling
Start Date: 01-NOV-90 / Duration: 12 months
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The aim of the ALDUS action was to make a study of the technical feasibility and marketing potential of an intelligent decision-support system for drawing up sales contracts.
ALDUS looked at three aspects:
- Marketing, aiming to identify types of potential end-user, their numbers and their IT budgets, to estimate the size and scope of the problems to be tackled - how many contracts, how many laws, etc - and hence to calculate the optimum size and cost of an envisaged product.
- Functionality, with the intention of analysing the preparation of a contract into its component tasks and functions, to classify and analyse the relevant knowledge and legal sources, to identify the available IT tools and techniques, and to establish the relation of this project to other projects concerned with office automation and the standardisation of document production, in particular to SUPERDOC (project 2170). An estimate will be made of the feasibility of a product, bearing in mind its development requirements, and of the specific risks and alternatives.
- Operational problems as perceived by users: here a qualitative and quantitative study of end users will be made, to determine the types of bottlenecks they experience, to assess their various requirements according to their operating environments, and to judge the types of tools required to meet their needs.
Mr I White
MACHINE INTELLIGENCE LTD
12 Cambridge Road
UK - CAMBRIDGE CB3 0PL
tel: + 44/ 223 313570
fax: + 44/ 223 467671
MACHINE INTELLIGENCE LTD - UK - C
BIKIT - B - P
HELLENIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
SA/ELSYP SA - GR - P
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM - NL - P
WOLTERS KLUWER - NL - P
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE,
TECHNOLOGY & MEDICINE - UK - P
DIDA*EL SRL - I - P
CNR-IDG - I - P
ALDUS - 5636, December 1993
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