An argumentation-based approach to multiple criteria decision


The paper presents a first tentative work that investigates the interest and the questions raised by the introduction of argumentation capabilities in multiple criteria decision-making. Emphasizing the positive and the negative aspects of possible choices, by means of arguments in favor or against them is valuable to the user of a decision-support system. In agreement with the symbolic character of arguments, the proposed approach remains qualitative in nature and uses a bipolar scale for the assessment of criteria. The paper formalises a multicriteria decision problem within a logical argumentation system. An illustrative example is provided. Various decision principles are considered, whose psychological validity is assessed by an experimental study.

Proceedings of the 8th European Conference on Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty (ECSQARU 2005)
JF Bonnefon
JF Bonnefon
Behavioral Scientist