Multi-attribute preference logic

Koen V. Hindriks, Wietske Visser, Catholijn M. Jonker

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Preferences for objects are commonly derived from ranked sets of properties or multiple attributes associated with these objects. There are several options or strategies to qualitatively derive a preference for one object over another from a property ranking. We introduce a modal logic, called multi-attribute preference logic, that provides a language for expressing such strategies. The logic provides the means to represent and reason about qualitative multi-attribute preferences and to derive object preferences from property rankings. The main result of the paper is a proof that various well-known preference orderings can be defined in multi-attribute preference logic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems - 13th International Conference, PRIMA 2010, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2010 - Kolkata, India
Duration: 12 Nov 201015 Nov 2010

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7057 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference13th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Multi-Agent Systems, PRIMA 2010


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