A Theoretical Approach to Multiobjective Decision Problems
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The basis for a synthetic decision theory has been developed and operationalized through decision programming. The theory is addressed to higher order decision problems characterized by multiple objectives, conflicting goals, and an uncertain decision environment. A novel canonical form embracing three primitive concepts--goals, preferences, and constraints--provides a framework which accommodates a wide diversity of decision behavior. In this form, although constraints are treated in the conventional manner, preference ordering may be incomplete or even intransitive and goals may be conflicting.
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