On generalized additive value-function decomposition Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract We consider the challenge of preference elicitation in systems that help users discover the most desirable item (s) within a given database. Past work on preference elicitation focused on structured models that provide a factored representation of users' preferences. Such models require less information to construct and support efficient reasoning algorithms. This paper makes two substantial contributions to this area:(1) Strong representation theorems for factored value functions.(2) A methodology that utilizes our …

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  • January 1, 2004