# Automated Decisioning Task

An Automated Decisioning Task is a decisionining task that is a computational task.

**AKA:**Computational Decisioning.**Context:**- It can range from being a P Decision Task to being an NP Decision Task.
- It can range from being a Heuristic Decisioning Task to being a Data-Driven Decisioning Task.

**Example(s):****Counter-Example(s):****See:**Computability Theory, Computational Complexity Theory, Formal System, Decidability (Logic), Undecidable Problem, Optimization Problem.

## References

### 2014

- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/decision_problem Retrieved:2014-3-3.
- In computability theory and computational complexity theory, a
**decision problem**is a question in some formal system with a yes-or-no answer, depending on the values of some input parameters. For example, the problem "given two numbers*x*and*y*, does*x*evenly divide*y*?" is a decision problem. The answer can be either 'yes' or 'no', and depends upon the values of*x*and*y*.Decision problems typically appear in mathematical questions of decidability, that is, the question of the existence of an effective method to determine the existence of some object or its membership in a set; some of the most important problems in mathematics are undecidable.

Decision problems are closely related to function problems, which can have answers that are more complex than a simple 'yes' or 'no'. A corresponding function problem is "given two numbers

*x*and*y*, what is*x*divided by*y*?". They are also related to optimization problems, which are concerned with finding the*best*answer to a particular problem.A method for solving a decision problem, given in the form of an algorithm, is called a

*decision procedure*for that problem. A decision procedure for the decision problem "given two numbers*x*and*y*, does*x*evenly divide*y*?" would give the steps for determining whether*x*evenly divides*y*, given*x*and*y*. One such algorithm is long division, taught to many school children. If the remainder is zero the answer produced is 'yes', otherwise it is 'no'. A decision problem which can be solved by an algorithm, such as this example, is called*decidable*.The field of computational complexity categorizes

*decidable*decision problems by how difficult they are to solve. "Difficult", in this sense, is described in terms of the computational resources needed by the most efficient algorithm for a certain problem. The field of recursion theory, meanwhile, categorizes*undecidable*decision problems by Turing degree, which is a measure of the noncomputability inherent in any solution.Research in computability theory has typically focused on decision problems. As explained in the section Equivalence with function problems below, there is no loss of generality.

- In computability theory and computational complexity theory, a

### 2006

- (Joshi et al., 2006) ⇒ Mahesh Joshi, Serguei Pakhomov, Ted Pedersen, Richard Maclin, and Christopher Chute. (2006). “An End-to-end Supervised Target-Word Sense Disambiguation System.” In: Proceedings of AAAI-2006 (Intelligent System Demonstration).
- QUOTE: … Word Sense Disambiguation (WSD) is the task of automatically deciding the sense of an ambiguous word based on its surrounding context. ...