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Descriptor English:   Operations Research 
Descriptor Spanish:   Investigación Operativa 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Pesquisa Operacional 
Synonyms English:   Research, Operations  
Tree Number:   H01.770.644.333
L01.906.394
SP4.122.408.594
Definition English:   A group of techniques developed to apply scientific methods and tools to solve the problems of DECISION MAKING in complex organizations and systems. Operations research searches for optimal solutions in situations of conflicting GOALS and makes use of mathematical models from which solutions for actual problems may be derived. (From Psychiatric Dictionary, 6th ed) 
See Related English:   Decision Theory
Game Theory
Information Theory
 
History Note English:   66 
Record Number:   10056 
Unique Identifier:   D009874 

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