Limiting the impact of statistics as a proverbial source of falsehood

Yiannis Kiouvrekis, Petros Stefaneas, Angelika Kokkinaki, Nikos Asimakis

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Abstract

This paper presents an early version of a decision-making “eco” system. We refer to it as an “eco” system because it is primarily based on mathematical logic and combines concepts and principles from the fields of statistics, decision theory, artificial intelligence and modeling of human behavior. The primary goal of the proposed approach is to address errors that occur resulting from the misuse of statistical methods. In practice, such errors often occur either owning to the use of inappropriate statistical methods or wrong interpretations of results. The proposed approach relies on the LPwNF (Logic Programming without Negation as Failure) framework of non-monotonic reasoning as provided by Gorgias. The proposed system enables automatic selection of the appropriate statistical method, based on the characteristics of the problem and the sample. The expected impact could be twofold: it can enhance the use of statistical systems like R and, combined with a Java-based interface to Gorgias, make non-monotonic reasoning easy to use in the proposed context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Systems - 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2018, Proceedings
EditorsMarinos Themistocleous, Marinos Themistocleous, Paulo Rupino da Cunha
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages433-442
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783030113940
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2018 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 4 Oct 20185 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume341
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

Conference15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2018
CountryCyprus
CityLimassol
Period4/10/185/10/18

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Statistical method
Nonmonotonic Reasoning
Statistical methods
Limiting
Statistics
Ecosystem
Formal logic
Negation as Failure
Decision Theory
Logic programming
Decision theory
Human Behavior
Logic Programming
Java
Artificial intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
Decision making
Decision Making
Logic
Modeling

Keywords

  • AI
  • Decision theory
  • Gorgias
  • Health care
  • Information
  • Mathematical logic

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Kiouvrekis, Y., Stefaneas, P., Kokkinaki, A., & Asimakis, N. (2019). Limiting the impact of statistics as a proverbial source of falsehood. In M. Themistocleous, M. Themistocleous, & P. R. da Cunha (Eds.), Information Systems - 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2018, Proceedings (pp. 433-442). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 341). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11395-7_33
Kiouvrekis, Yiannis ; Stefaneas, Petros ; Kokkinaki, Angelika ; Asimakis, Nikos. / Limiting the impact of statistics as a proverbial source of falsehood. Information Systems - 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2018, Proceedings. editor / Marinos Themistocleous ; Marinos Themistocleous ; Paulo Rupino da Cunha. Springer Verlag, 2019. pp. 433-442 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing).
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Kiouvrekis, Y, Stefaneas, P, Kokkinaki, A & Asimakis, N 2019, Limiting the impact of statistics as a proverbial source of falsehood. in M Themistocleous, M Themistocleous & PR da Cunha (eds), Information Systems - 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2018, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 341, Springer Verlag, pp. 433-442, 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems, EMCIS 2018, Limassol, Cyprus, 4/10/18. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11395-7_33

Limiting the impact of statistics as a proverbial source of falsehood. / Kiouvrekis, Yiannis; Stefaneas, Petros; Kokkinaki, Angelika; Asimakis, Nikos.

Information Systems - 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2018, Proceedings. ed. / Marinos Themistocleous; Marinos Themistocleous; Paulo Rupino da Cunha. Springer Verlag, 2019. p. 433-442 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 341).

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Kiouvrekis Y, Stefaneas P, Kokkinaki A, Asimakis N. Limiting the impact of statistics as a proverbial source of falsehood. In Themistocleous M, Themistocleous M, da Cunha PR, editors, Information Systems - 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2018, Proceedings. Springer Verlag. 2019. p. 433-442. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-11395-7_33