An Expert System for Vocational Guidance

Business data and technology

We present an expert system to analyze the personality of a candidate and match this to several sectors of the economy. The ComputerAcademy Psychometric Series (CAPS) – questionnaires and inventories discussed here – have been designed to provide reliable services for strategic decision-making and national planning, as well as vocational guidance.

When we refer to an “expert system” we imply advanced software and specialised knowledge regarding personality types, special aptitudes and abilities, and corresponding work environments. The software utilises advanced rules, artificial intelligence algorithms and mathematical models, in order to analyse the personality of the candidate. The knowledge contained in the expert database is classified by age, sex, nationality, academic departments, occupations and specialisations, and is based on extensive analyses of thousands of professionals and young people. More specifically, the battery ARISTON-C is specifically designed and verified for Cyprus, incorporating knowledge of all the University Departments and corresponding personality types, with the aim to:

a) Identify hidden talents, professional inclinations, aptitudes, abilities, and special features and traits of personality.

b) Verify whether the person can cope with the requirements of specific work environments or specialisations.

c) Verify the practised profession and the degree to which this is compatible with the personality of the individual.

d) Identify alternative vocational interests and occupational areas that are fully compatible with a person.

e) Support tasks concerning recruitment, transfer and promotion, area of specialisation, placement in departments, vocational and career counselling, and general human resources management.

E. Foudoulaki, M.Sc.*, D. Tolis, M.Sc., MBA**


* Computer Academy LTD, Kolokotroni 35, 14562, Kifissia, Athens, Greece.
** Human Asset SA, Marinou Antypa 62-66, 14121, N. Irakleio Attikis, Greece. /