Steps toward automating decision-making

Adele E. Howe, Paul R Cohen

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Abstract

Standard models of decision-making provide normative methods for analyzing quantitative assessments of decision situations. These models are inadequate for most problems in artificial intelligence because they do not specify how to acquire assessments, and they depend on a complete, combinatorial model that requires too much data to assess. This paper presents a brief overview of some of these models and proposes an alternative methodology, constructive decision-making, that addresses some short-comings of normative models in knowledge-based paradigms. An implementation of the constructive decision-making, that addresses some short-comings of normative models in knowledge-based paradigms. An implementation of the construction decision-making approach is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-182
Number of pages22
JournalInformation and decision technologies Amsterdam
Volume16
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

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