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A short introduction to preferences : between artificial intelligence and social choice / Francesca Rossi, Kristen Brent Venable, Toby Walsh
Bib ID 5784635
Format BookBook
Author
Rossi, Francesca, 1962-
 
Description [S.l.] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, ©2011 
ix, 90 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781608455867
1608455866
Series

Synthesis lectures on artificial intelligence and machine learning, 1939-4608 ; #14.

Summary

Computational social choice is an expanding field that merges classical topics like economics and voting theory with more modern topics like artificial intelligence, multiagent systems, and computational complexity. This book provides a concise introduction to the main research lines in this field, covering aspects such as preference modelling, uncertainty reasoning, social choice, stable matching, and computational aspects of preference aggregation and manipulation. The book is centered around the notion of preference reasoning, both in the single-agent and the multi-agent setting. It presents the main approaches to modeling and reasoning with preferences, with particular attention to two popular and powerful formalisms, soft constraints and CP-nets. The authors consider preference elicitation and various forms of uncertainty in soft constraints. They review the most relevant results in voting, with special attention to computational social choice. Finally, the book considers preferences in matching problems. The book is intended for students and researchers who may be interested in an introduction to preference reasoning and multi-agent preference aggregation, and who want to know the basic notions and results in computational social choice.

Full contents
  • Preference Modeling and Reasoning
  • Uncertainty in Preference Reasoning
  • Aggregating Preferences
  • Stable Marriage Problems.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 71-87).

Subjects Artificial intelligence.  |  Decision making -- Data processing.  |  Social choice -- Data processing.  |  Reasoning -- Data processing.  |  Preferences (Philosophy) -- Data processing.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Venable, Kristen Brent  |  Walsh, Toby

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