Qualitative Reasoning for Decision-Making

A Preliminary Report

Kenneth D Forbus, Tom Hinrichs

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Abstract

Agents often have to make decisions with incomplete knowledge and few computational resources. We argue that qualitative representations and reasoning, especially combined with analogy, provide a natural approach to performing decision-making in situations with little data, incomplete models, and under tight computational constraints. Moreover, qualitative models provide a means of recognizing and framing decision problems. This paper describes our progress in exploring these ideas to date, using examples from experiments with a system that learns to play Freeciv, an open-source strategy game.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the QR’18
EditorsZoe Falomir, George M. Coghill, Wei Pang
Pages9-15
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2018

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Forbus, K. D., & Hinrichs, T. (2018). Qualitative Reasoning for Decision-Making: A Preliminary Report. In Z. Falomir, G. M. Coghill, & W. Pang (Eds.), Proceedings of the QR’18 (pp. 9-15)
Forbus, Kenneth D ; Hinrichs, Tom. / Qualitative Reasoning for Decision-Making : A Preliminary Report. Proceedings of the QR’18. editor / Zoe Falomir ; George M. Coghill ; Wei Pang. 2018. pp. 9-15
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