Computer-Aided Relative Assessment of Complex Effects of Decisions

  • J. L. Kulikowski
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 559)


The chapter presents a definition of composite decision making problems as problems consisting in choosing desired actions in the case when they are connected with additional undesired effects. It is assumed that the undesired effects cannot be evaluated but by their pair-wise relative comparison. There are defined algebraic tools which can be effectively used to solution of composite decision making problem: the operations of balancing and extension of preferences and of direct balancing, direct extension and structural product of matrices describing the corresponding semi-ordering relations. Application of the algebraic tools to solution of several types of composite decision making problems is illustrated by numerical examples. Conclusions are formulated in the last section of the chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nalecz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering PASWarszawaPoland

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