Reasoning about Interest-Based Preferences

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

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In decision making, negotiation, and other kinds of practical reasoning, it is necessary to model preferences over possible outcomes. Such preferences usually depend on multiple criteria. We argue that the criteria by which outcomes are evaluated should be the satisfaction of a person's underlying interests: the more an outcome satisfies his interests, the more preferred it is. Underlying interests can explain and eliminate conditional preferences. Also, modelling interests will create a better model of human preferences, and can lead to better, more creative deals in negotiation. We present an argumentation framework for reasoning about interest-based preferences. We take a qualitative approach and provide the means to derive both ceteris paribus and lexicographic preferences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgents and Artificial Intelligence - Third International Conference, ICAART 2011, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9783642299650
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2011 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 28 Jan 201130 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


Conference3rd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence, ICAART 2011


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