Reasoning with Conditional Preferences Across Attributes

@inproceedings{Chen2007ReasoningWC,
  title={Reasoning with Conditional Preferences Across Attributes},
  author={Shaoju Chen and Scott Buffett and Michael W. Fleming},
  booktitle={Canadian Conference on AI},
  year={2007}
}
Before an autonomous agent can perform automated negotiation on behalf of a user in an electronic commerce transaction, the user’s preferences over the set of outcomes must be learned as accurately as possible. This paper presents a structure, a Conditional Outcome Preference Network (COP-network), for modeling preferences directly elicited from a user. The COP-network then expands to indicate all preferences that can be inferred as a result. The network can be easily checked for consistency… CONTINUE READING