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Reasoning With Conditional Ceteris Paribus Preference Statem
Craig Boutilier, Ronen Brafman, Holger Hoos, David Poole
In many domains it is desirable to assess the preferences of users in a qualitative rather than quantitative way. Such representations of qualitative preference orderings form an importnat component of automated decision tools. We propose a graphical representation of preferences that reflects conditional dependence and independence of preference statements under a ceteris paribus (all else being equal) interpretation. Such a representation is ofetn compact and arguably natural. We describe several search algorithms for dominance testing based on this representation; these algorithms are quite effective, especially in specific network topologies, such as chain-and tree- structured networks, as well as polytrees.
Pages: 71-80
PS Link: ftp://ftp.cs.ubc.ca/ftp/local/poole/papers/cpnets.ps
PDF Link: /papers/99/p71-boutilier.pdf
AUTHOR = "Craig Boutilier and Ronen Brafman and Holger Hoos and David Poole",
TITLE = "Reasoning With Conditional Ceteris Paribus Preference Statem",
BOOKTITLE = "Proceedings of the Fifteenth Conference Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI-99)",
PUBLISHER = "Morgan Kaufmann",
ADDRESS = "San Francisco, CA",
YEAR = "1999",
PAGES = "71--80"

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