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Title: On decision-making in possibility theory (English)
Author: Vejnarová, Jiřina
Language: English
Journal: Kybernetika
ISSN: 0023-5954 (print)
ISSN: 1805-949X (online)
Volume: 51
Issue: 3
Year: 2015
Pages: 457-468
Summary lang: English
Category: math
Summary: We present an alternative approach to decision-making in the framework of possibility theory, based on the idea of decision-making under uncertainty. We utilize the fact, that any possibility distribution can be viewed as an upper envelope of a set of probability distributions to which well-known minimax principle is applicable. Finally, we recall also an alternative to the minimax rule, so-called local minimax principle. Local minimax principle not only allows sequential construction of decision function, but also appears to play an important role exactly in the framework of possibility theory due to its sensitivity. Furthermore, the optimality of a decision function is easily verifiable. (English)
Keyword: possibility measures and distributions
Keyword: upper envelopes of probability distributions
Keyword: decision functions
Keyword: minimax principle
MSC: 62C20
MSC: 91B06
idZBL: Zbl 06487090
idMR: MR3391679
DOI: 10.14736/kyb-2015-3-0457
Date available: 2015-09-01T09:13:38Z
Last updated: 2016-01-03
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