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Social Knowledge Transfer Using Executable English

Sunday, September 15, 2013

A failure to transfer knowledge in a timely and accurate way can lead to a host of consequences for an agency or program. For example, the U.S. House of Representatives' Budget Committee based certain fiscal policies on a spreadsheet model that was later found to contain errors.

An emerging technology can help us to use social networking to avoid such errors. It supports the writing of models in executable English web pages. When a model is run, there are English explanations of the results


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