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Combinatorial auctions are those auctions in which bidders can place bids on combinations of items, called ''packages,'' rather than just individual items. The study of combinatorial auctions is inherently interdisciplinary. Combinatorial auctions are in the first place auctions, a topic economists have extensively studied. 1 Package bidding brings in(More)
  • Scott Sherwood Benson, Nils J Nilsson, Yoav Shoham, Barbara Hayes-Roth, Marko Balabanovic, Lise Getoor +24 others
  • 1996
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Many researchers have proposed algorithms for determining the winners of general combinatorial auctions, with encouraging results. (Some of these algorithms are described in Chapter 14 of this book.) This line of research has given rise to another problem, however. In order to evaluate—and thus to improve—such algorithms, it is necessary to use some sort of(More)
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Although many have proposed formal characterizations of belief structures as bases for rational action, the problem of characterizing rational desires has attracted little attention. AI relies heavily on goal conditions interpreted (apparently) as absolute expressions of desirability, but these cannot express varying degrees of goal satisfaction or(More)