# A model for ordinally constructing additive objective functions

@article{Tangian2004AMF, title={A model for ordinally constructing additive objective functions}, author={A. Tangian}, journal={Eur. J. Oper. Res.}, year={2004}, volume={159}, pages={476-512} }

Abstract We investigate a method for constructing piecewise-linear approximations of an additive (called also separable) objective function in n target variables from a few indifference points in two-dimensional planes. It is shown that (a) the data used by the method are ordinal, simplest, and minimal; (b) the limit ordinal preference is independent of the cardinal utility scale used in intermediate computations, since the accuracy of the approximations is estimated in the Hausdorff metric on… Expand

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