An Intelligent System for Formulating Linear Programs

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Frederic Murphy

Temple University - Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management

Edward A. Stohr

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business

Date Written: August 1985

Abstract

The research and system development work described in this paper is aimed at overcoming some of the problems associated with the development of large, complex linear programming problems. The most overwhelming problem is that of size. It is not uncommon for large planning and policy analysis problems to have tens of thousands of constraints and activities. Matrix generator systems have been designed to help in this process. However, the amount of manual labor involved is still very great and the formulation process is subject to errors which are difficult to detect. We provide an overview of a system which uses artificial intelligence and database techniques to help a knowledgeable user formulate large linear programs. The system automates many of the tedious processes associated with large-scale modeling and provides a top-down development environment with a number of different forms of problem representation.

Suggested Citation

Murphy, Frederic and Stohr, Edward A., An Intelligent System for Formulating Linear Programs (August 1985). Information Systems Working Papers Series, Vol. , pp. -, 1985. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1290094

Frederic Murphy (Contact Author)

Temple University - Department of Marketing and Supply Chain Management ( email )

Philadelphia, PA 19122
United States

Edward A. Stohr

Stevens Institute of Technology - School of Business ( email )

Hoboken, NJ 07030
United States

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