Preferences and Similarities

  • Giacomo Della Riccia
  • Didier Dubois
  • Rudolf Kruse
  • Hans-Joachim Lenz

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 504)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Similarity, Dominance, Fuzzy Logic and Efficiency

    1. Jean-Francois Bonnefon, Didier Dubois, Hélène Fargier
      Pages 47-73
  3. Uncertainty, Vagueness, Incompleteness, Truthlikeliness and Proximity

    1. Lluís Godo, Ricardo O. Rodríguez
      Pages 75-128
    2. Joanna Golińska-Pilarek, Ewa Orłowska
      Pages 129-159
  4. Similarity, Independence, Probability and Game Theory

  5. Argument-based Decision Making, Qualitative Preferences Reasoning, and Label Rankings

About this book


The fields of similarity and preference are still broadening due to the exploration of new fields of application. This is caused by the strong impact of vagueness, imprecision, uncertainty and dominance on human and agent information, communication, planning, decision, action, and control as well as by the technical progress of the information technology itself. The topics treated in this book are of interest to computer scientists, statisticians, operations researchers, experts in AI, cognitive psychologists and economists.


communication database database retrieval decision making efficiency fuzzy sets game theory information logic modeling operation research operations research statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Giacomo Della Riccia
    • 1
  • Didier Dubois
    • 2
  • Rudolf Kruse
    • 3
  • Hans-Joachim Lenz
    • 4
  1. 1.University of UdineUdineItaly
  2. 2.University of ToulouseFrance
  3. 3.University of MagdeburgMagdeburgDeutschland
  4. 4.Freie Universität BerlinBerlinDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Vienna 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-211-85431-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-211-85432-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
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