September 27, 2010  5:30 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part II



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Decision Techniques, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems

An entity's MIS represents the aggregation of personnel, computer hardware and software, with associated policies and procedures, allowing data processing to generate utilizable information for decision-making. Pre-specified and routine...


September 23, 2010  2:10 PM

Compliance through Automation: Continuous Monitoring – Part I



Posted by: Robert Davis
Compliance Management, Compliance Verification Systems, Continuous Monitoring, Control System, Decision Techniques, Exception Reporting Systems, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Management Information Systems

Commonly, a Management Information System (MIS) is deployed to permit performance monitoring to assess compliance with adopted standards and enable corrective actions and/or


September 20, 2010  12:21 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part VIII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Protocol Analysis, System Analyst

From a technical perspective, the typical expert system can be divided into two essential parts: the knowledge base and the inference engine. The knowledge base contains the body of knowledge, or set of facts and relationships, obtained from the knowledge acquisition phase. The rules associated...


September 16, 2010  4:08 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part VII



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Protocol Analysis, System Analyst

To assist in assessing decisional acumen, most managers are under observation for situational responses impacting the entity. Therefore, information reliability is critical. During the final stage of preparation for deployment, an expert...


September 13, 2010  3:50 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part VI



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Protocol Analysis, System Analyst

After experts have been selected, the knowledge engineer must take the expert knowledge and transform it into a computational model. However, issues may arise because an expert discovers that they are unable to describe how a situational scenario is resolved. Typically, this is...


September 9, 2010  2:18 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part V



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Protocol Analysis, System Analyst

To incorporate human expert knowledge into a technology-based expert system, the right individuals must be identified and selected. Specialists tend to be trained in rather narrow domains and are best at solving problems within their defined domains. Assuming experts do exist and...


September 6, 2010  3:00 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part IV



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, Protocol Analysis, System Analyst

Several methods exist for a knowledge engineer to obtain knowledge. One option is to go through textbooks and professional journals with the intent to extract definitions, axioms, and rules that apply to the issue. This type of knowledge acquisition is especially useful for...


September 2, 2010  3:50 PM

Compliance through Automation: Expert Systems – Part III



Posted by: Robert Davis
Business Analyst, Compliance Management, Control System, Decision Techniques, Expert Systems, Inference Engine, Knowledge Acquisition, Knowledge Engineer, Knowledge-base, System Analyst

Expert system development is usually a four step process. It starts with the knowledge engineer obtaining an understanding of a particular judgment issue. It is followed by the acquisition of thought...


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