Complex Adaptive Systems Anthropology (CASA) is the application of systems theory, linguistics and artificial intelligence concepts, and cultural anthropology to fieldwork in the identification of universal normative socio-cultural patterns that can be tested for probabilistic predictive value using Bayesian and Monte Carlo models

CASA combines the following disciplines:

  • Rigorous modeling practice applied to complex socio-cultural systems, including scenarios/dynamical use cases, testing and recursive revisions
  • Testing and formation of meta-dialog patterns and consolidation into conceptual-pattern thesauri
  • Classification of universal socio-cultural patterns by probabilistic abduction logic and parallax, cloaked, role-based empiricism
  • Theory and practice of a formal Dialog-Action-Transaction (DAT) model of human behavior, applied to fieldwork scenarios

The results of formulation and testing of formal patterns as raw material for system dynamics simulations gives a more efficient, timely, and accurate representation of the system, with greater predictive capability.