Canonical multiattribute utility functions

Enumeration, verification, and application

Yerkin G. Abdildin, Ali E. Abbas

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Abstract

In decisions with uncertainty and multiple objectives, the construction of a representative multiattribute utility function (MUF) is of paramount importance. When the attributes of a decision problem exhibit some forms of utility independence, the functional form is significantly simplified. When the complete utility independence conditions do not exist, it is still possible to simplify the functional form. An important special case in this instance is known as canonical form. This paper characterizes the number of canonical forms in a multiattribute decision problem and conducts experiments to determine their applicability in a borehole restoration problem in the uranium extraction industry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProcedia Computer Science
PublisherElsevier
Pages2288-2297
Number of pages10
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Annual International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: Jun 5 2013Jun 7 2013

Other

Other13th Annual International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2013
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period6/5/136/7/13

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Uncertainty

Keywords

  • Canonical forms
  • Deep borehole filter restoration problem
  • Interdependencies of attributes
  • Making decisions
  • Multiattribute utility functions
  • Solving problems with uncertainties
  • Uranium mining
  • Utility independence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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Canonical multiattribute utility functions : Enumeration, verification, and application. / Abdildin, Yerkin G.; Abbas, Ali E.

Procedia Computer Science. Vol. 18 Elsevier, 2013. p. 2288-2297.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abdildin, YG & Abbas, AE 2013, Canonical multiattribute utility functions: Enumeration, verification, and application. in Procedia Computer Science. vol. 18, Elsevier, pp. 2288-2297, 13th Annual International Conference on Computational Science, ICCS 2013, Barcelona, Spain, 6/5/13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2013.05.400
Abdildin, Yerkin G. ; Abbas, Ali E. / Canonical multiattribute utility functions : Enumeration, verification, and application. Procedia Computer Science. Vol. 18 Elsevier, 2013. pp. 2288-2297
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