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Accession Number ADA584283
Title Getting Off to a Good Start: Improving Definitions Using Morphological Analysis.
Publication Date Apr 2010
Media Count 11p
Personal Author S. Collins S. Purton
Abstract NATO aspires to be the final arbitrating body in developing agreed definitions between its member nations. The reality is that many NATO definitions in use are what can be agreed upon between the disparate parties, rather than being rigorously derived. Frequently, they are ambiguous and vague and consequently they offer little to direct or inform analysis work. An ambiguous and vague definition can be better than nothing, but NATO should aspire to improve the manner in which definitions are derived, since they form the fundamental building-blocks on which conceptual and capability efforts are built. The paper dwells on a recent case study of a requirements analysis undertaken for NATO Expeditionary Operations. Specifically, the presentation covers the problems of the definition of Expeditionary Operations in use within NATO and the methods employed by ACT analysts to develop an improved definition.
Keywords Classification trees
Cross-consistency matrices
General morphological analysis
Morphological tables
Problem solving

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 72E - Operations Research
74F - Military Intelligence
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author NATO Supreme Allied Command Transformation, Norfolk, VA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Conference paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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