Working with Preferences: Less Is More

By Souhila Kaci

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This book examines preference representation, covering languages, nonmonotonic logics of preference and conditional networks, then moves to reasoning, exploring preference-based argumentation, rank-ordering outcomes, database queries and future research trends.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-6421-7279-3
  • 218 Pages
  • User Level: Science
  • Publication Date: June 20, 2011
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $99.00
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Preferences are useful in many real-life problems, guiding human decision making from early childhood up to complex professional and organizational decisions. In artificial intelligence specifically, preferences is a relatively new topic of relevance to nonmonotonic reasoning, multiagent systems, constraint satisfaction, decision making, social choice theory and decision-theoretic planning The first part of this book deals with preference representation, with specific chapters dedicated to representation languages, nonmonotonic logics of preferences, conditional preference networks, positive and negative preferences, and the study of preferences in cognitive psychology. The second part of the book deals with reasoning with preferences, and includes chapters dedicated to preference-based argumentation, preferences database queries, and rank-ordering outcomes and intervals. The author concludes by examining forthcoming research perspectives. This is inherently a multidisciplinary topic and this book will be of interest to computer scientists, economists, operations researchers, mathematicians, logicians, philosophers and psychologists. 
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Preferences Modeling.
  2. Preferences Representation Languages.
  3. Making Hidden Priorities Explicit.
  4. What Psychology Has to Say About Preferences.
  5. Preferences in Argumentation Theory.
  6. Preferences in Database Queries.
  7. Preferences Aggregation, Conclusion and Perspectives.
  8. Bibliography.
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