Working with Preferences: Less Is More

Less Is More

  • Souhila┬áKaci

Part of the Cognitive Technologies book series (COGTECH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Souhila Kaci
    Pages 1-8
  3. Preferences Modeling and Representation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Souhila Kaci
      Pages 11-17
    3. Souhila Kaci
      Pages 19-85
    4. Souhila Kaci
      Pages 87-105
  4. Reasoning with Preferences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Souhila Kaci
      Pages 121-150
    3. Souhila Kaci
      Pages 151-172
    4. Souhila Kaci
      Pages 173-193
    5. Souhila Kaci
      Pages 195-199
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 201-202

About this book


Preferences are useful in many real-life problems, guiding human decision making from early childhood up to complex professional and organizational decisions. In artificial intelligence specifically, preferences is a relatively new topic of relevance to nonmonotonic reasoning, multiagent systems, constraint satisfaction, decision making, social choice theory and decision-theoretic planning


The first part of this book deals with preference representation, with specific chapters dedicated to representation languages, nonmonotonic logics of preferences, conditional preference networks, positive and negative preferences, and the study of preferences in cognitive psychology. The second part of the book deals with reasoning with preferences, and includes chapters dedicated to preference-based argumentation, preferences database queries, and rank-ordering outcomes and intervals. The author concludes by examining forthcoming research perspectives.


This is inherently a multidisciplinary topic and this book will be of interest to computer scientists, economists, operations researchers, mathematicians, logicians, philosophers and psychologists.



Artificial intelligence Constraint satisfaction Database queries Decision making Decision-theoretic planning Logic Multi-agent systems Non-monotonic logics Non-monotonic reasoning Preference representation Preference-based argumentation Preferences Reasoning Social choice theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Souhila┬áKaci
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Informatique,, de Robotique et deLIRMMMontpellier Cedex 5France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-17279-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-17280-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1611-2482
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