Satisficing Games and Decision Making: With Applications to Engineering and Computer Science

Satisficing Games and Decision Making: With Applications to Engineering and Computer Science

by Wynn C. Stirling
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521817242

ISBN-13: 9780521817240

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

We constantly make decisions which are simply "good enough" rather than optimal—a type of decision for which Wynn Stirling has adopted the word "satisficing". Most computer decision making algorithms, however, seek only the optimal solution based on rigid criteria and reject others. Outlining an alternative approach, this book uses novel algorithms and

Overview

We constantly make decisions which are simply "good enough" rather than optimal—a type of decision for which Wynn Stirling has adopted the word "satisficing". Most computer decision making algorithms, however, seek only the optimal solution based on rigid criteria and reject others. Outlining an alternative approach, this book uses novel algorithms and techniques to more closely model the way humans make decisions. It is, therefore, of interest to engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians working on artificial intelligence and expert systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521817240
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures; List of tables; Preface; 1. Rationality; 2. Locality; 3. Praxeology; 4. Equanimity; 5. Uncertainty; 6. Community; 7. Congruency; 8. Complexity; 9. Meliority; Appendix A: bounded rationality; Appendix B: game theory basics; Appendix C: probability theory basics; Appendix D: a logical basis for praxeic reasoning; Bibliography; Name index; Subject index.

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