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ExSport II An Artificial Intelligence Sport Management Career Guidance System Janet B. Parks Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies Bowling Green State.

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1 ExSport II An Artificial Intelligence Sport Management Career Guidance System Janet B. Parks Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies Bowling Green State University Jianwei Sun Digital Data Technologies Columbus, OH

2 ABSTRACT ExSport II is an expert systems model of Artificial Intelligence that simulates the career counseling process. Users answer 18 questions about their professional interests. Decision rules embedded in the system lead users into knowledge bases describing sport management careers that appear to be compatible with those expressed interests.

3 GROWTH OF SPORT MANAGEMENT âBy the mid-1980s, sport management professional preparation programs had proliferated in universities across the United States. âThere had been an accompanying groundswell of interest from students and parents. âOne result was a enormous demand for reliable career information. âGuidance and counseling materials had not kept pace with the demand.

4 RESPONSE TO GROWTH: ExSPORT I âIn 1984, BGSU had 460 sport management majors, most of whom were seeking career advice from faculty. âParks and Quain (1986; 1990) conducted a survey of several segments of the sport industry to gather information that could be used by advisors. âAlong with Chopra and Alguindigue (1988), they developed ExSport I, an expert systems model of Artificial Intelligence.

5 WHAT IS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? âAI is a branch of computer science that attempts to emulate mental faculties by using computational models. âExpert systems are Artificial Intelligence application programs that apply substantial knowledge of specific areas of expertise to solve a problem. (Parks et al. 1988, p. 197)

6 FEATURES OF EXPERT SYSTEMS âThe system can be used in remote locations; there is no need for the presence of an expert (e.g., counselor or academic advisor). âThe system collects only relevant information (i.e., no idle chit-chat). âThe system can be easily up-dated.

7 BENEFITS FOR USERS âUsers are anonymous and independent. âUsers are usually comfortable and motivated. âUsers receive personalized information. âUsers receive consistent information because the system does not get tired or careless.

8 DEVELOPMENT OF ExSPORT II âThe obsolete technology used in ExSport I was updated for the WWW. âIn the future, the knowledge bases will be updated and expanded. âVideo clips, external links, and other features will be added. âExSport II will be accessible worldwide.

9 ExSPORT II INFORMATION FLOW

10 TESTIMONIALS What students have said: I knew what I wanted to do as a career, and the computer picked it out. It is very easy to use and provides good information for career planning. …this would be very beneficial for high school students…


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