CHAPTER 11, Part 2 Managerial Support Systems
LEARNING OBJECTIVES (continued) • Describe data visualization, and explain geographical information systems and virtual reality. • Describe artificial intelligence (AI). • Define an expert system and identify its components. • Describe natural language processing and natural language generation, and neural networks.
Data Visualization Systems • Data Visualization • Data Visualization – the process of presenting data to users in visual formats, thereby making IT applications more attractive and understandable to users. • Even though a picture is “worth a thousand words,” be very careful about what you see. • Remember, the Internet is “user beware!”
New York City Police DepartmentCommand Center Data visualization in action
Types of Data Visualization • Geographic Information Systems • Virtual Reality
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Intelligent Systems • Intelligent systems • Artificial intelligence (AI) • Robotics • Natural language processing • Learning systems • Expert Systems