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An Argumentation-Based Approach to Multiple Criteria Decision.

DOI: 10.1007/11518655_24 Conference: Symbolic and Quantitative Approaches to Reasoning with Uncertainty, 8th European Conference, ECSQARU 2005, Barcelona, Spain, July 6-8, 2005, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT The paper presents a first tentative work that investigates the interest and the questions raised by the introduction of argumenta- tion capabilities in multiple criteria decision-making. Emphasizing the positive and the negative aspects of possible choices, by means of ar- guments 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.

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