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By Leila Amgoud, Henri Prade (auth.), Giacomo Della Riccia, Didier Dubois, Rudolf Kruse, Hanz-Joachim Lenz (eds.)

The paintings offers a latest, unified view on selection help and making plans by means of contemplating its fundamentals like personal tastes, trust, danger and likelihood in addition to utilities. those good points jointly are immanent for software program brokers to think the consumer that the brokers are "intelligent".

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However, most of the above literature underestimates a number of issues which in other settings can be very important. — The dimension of the space Xi x X2 x • • • X^- For a large number of attributes we can easily end up with a set of potential objects which is exponentially large. An explicit representation of the binary relation representing a preference in a highly dimensional space can be impossible. This problem can be partially surmounted through the use of functions that represent and preserve the binary relation, but such functions do not always exist and do not always have an intuitive meaning.

Department of Computing, Imperial College London, 180 Queen's Gate, London SW7 2AZ, UK. Abstract When rational but myopic agents negotiate over the exchange of indivisible resources, any restriction to the negotiation protocol may prevent the system from converging to a socially optimal allocation in the general case. On the other hand, restrictions to the expressive power of the utility functions used by individual agents to represent their preferences can sometimes reduce the complexity of resource allocation problems and allow for very restricted negotiation protocols to work effectively.

These are expressed on one or more decisional attributes, but not on definitional ones. Decisional variables, such as time and cost, are "generic" in the sense that they are meaningful in many different decision making settings. They usually represent a "decision rule of thumb" allowing to reach a "best choice" when a thorough analysis of the available options is not possible or is useless. Consider example 1: if your have little money, you may just focus on the least expensive option, regardless of what you eat or you drink.

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