Interactive decision analysis and interpretative computer intelligence

Wierzbicki, A. (1984). Interactive decision analysis and interpretative computer intelligence. In: Interactive Decision Analysis. Eds. Grauer, M. & Wierzbicki, A., pp. 2-19 Berlin/Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. ISBN 978-3-662-00184-4 10.1007/978-3-662-00184-4_1.

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This paper presents a unifying approach to the issue of using computers and computerized mathematical models for decision analysis and support. The interpretative aspect of computer intelligence is an essential part of this approach; this paper presents a mathematical formalization of this aspect. Another essential part of this approach is a proposal to integrate the three major formalized frameworks for rational decision making: utility theory (mostly normative), aspiration theory (mostly behavioral), and the (mostly hierarchical) theory of goal- and program-oriented management. These two elements lead to the formulation of principles for a broad class of decision support systems, which includes many existing systems but which also opens new possibilities. Two main cases of decision support are discussed: joint decision making (i.e., involving only one decision maker or several decision makers who have to reach a consensus) and independent decision making (assuming a game-like situation with several decision makers). These cases are illustrated by reference to the DIDASS system, its applications and extensions.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Proceedings of an International Workshop on Interactive Decision Analysis and Interpretative Computer Intelligence Held at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria September 20–23, 1983
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2016 12:25
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:40

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