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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521817240
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2003
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Wynn Stirling is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, where he teaches stochastic processes, control theory and signal processing.
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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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