Decision Support (DS) is a wide area aimed at supporting people who are faced with difficult decisions. For this, it provides a rich collection of decision analysis, simulation, optimization and modeling techniques, which include hierarchical multi-attribute models, decision trees, influence diagrams and belief networks. Also, DS involves software tools such as decision support systems, group decision support and mediation systems, expert systems, databases and warehouses.

Decision Support Systems (DSS) are interactive computer-based systems intended to help decision makers utilize data and models to identify and solve problems and make decisions. The major characteristics of a DSS are:

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Last update: 2023-07-04