Interactive and nonparametric modeling of preferences on an ordinal scale using small data


Erişkin L., Köksal G.

EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, vol.65, pp.345-360, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eswa.2016.08.063
  • Title of Journal : EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-360
  • Keywords: Preference modeling, Sorting, Active learning, Interactive approach, Multi criteria decision aid, RECOMMENDER SYSTEM, PERFORMANCE, SUPPORT

Abstract

In this study, we consider learning preference structure of a Decision Maker (DM). Many preference modeling problems in a variety of fields such as marketing, quality control and economics involve possibly interacting criteria, and an ordinal scale is used to express preference of objects. In these cases, typically underlying preference structure of the DM and distribution of criteria values are not known, and only a few data can be collected about the preferences of the DM.