Category Archives: Decision Modeling

Combining DMN and Blockchain

I consider combining DMN and blockchain as a very promising approach for a while. Early this year Edson Tirelli described how DMN decision services can be invoked from smart contracts. And today I read the first paper that addresses the execution of … Continue reading

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Decision Automation and Explanations

Prof. Gene Freuder wrote a position paper “Complete Explanations”: “The position taken here is that it can be worthwhile to start with truly complete explanations and abstract and limit from there. The goal is to provide a high-level “big picture” of … Continue reading

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How to use traditional scorecards and AI together

Which works better for modeling credit risk: traditional scorecards or artificial intelligence and machine learning? Given the excitement around AI today, this question is inevitable. The fact is that traditional scorecard methods and AI bring different advantages to credit risk … Continue reading

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Challenge July-2018 “Zoo, Buses, and Kids”

This month we offer a simple decision optimization problem “Zoo, Buses, and Kids” as our July-2018 Challenge. We expect that not only special optimization tools like IBM CP Optimizer but traditional decision modeling tools can be used to solve the … Continue reading

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Can AI build a decision model for you?

A recent TechRepublic article “Now AI can write code for you” reported that Rice University researchers created an application called BAYOU that uses deep learning to write code for programmers. While the technology is in its infancy, it represents a major … Continue reading

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A Practitioner’s Review of DMN 1.2

Jan Purchase, a well-known DM practitioner and co-author of “Real-World Decision Modeling with DMN“, reviewed new features of the upcoming DMN Release 1.2. Which features will be genuinely useful and which are still missing? Read Jan’s article.

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Goal-Driven Approach

The Disciplined Agile goal-driven approach guides people through the process-related decisions that they need to make to tailor and scale agile strategies. It specifies 22 goals in total, each of which is described by a Process Goal Diagram below. In particular the … Continue reading

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