Knowledge based analysis.
Programming of algorithms becomes too difficult as we attempt to handle increased complexity. ORION is a non-algorithmic approach to the use of computers. It relies on the assembly of components whose interaction provides the necessary processing of information, in the same way as our other kinds of machines rely on the interaction of their components to perform their functions.
The ORION Knowledge Base System is an environment for modelling of analytic knowledge about a particular area. It uses a Network Methodology to represent the knowledge.
The combination of an undirected network, operators responding to change at their connections, and the transmission of complex information permits the solution of many difficult and intractable problems.