Reference : Common Foundations for Belief Revision, Belief Merging and Voting
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Common Foundations for Belief Revision, Belief Merging and Voting
English
Gabbay, Dov M. [King’s College London, Department of Computer Science, London, UK]
Pigozzi, Gabriella [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC) >]
Rodrigues, Odinaldo [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Computer Science and Communications Research Unit (CSC) >]
2007
Formal Models of Belief Change in Rational Agents
Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum fuer Informatik (IBFI)
Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings 07531
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Formal Models of Belief Change in Rational Agents
2007
[en] In this paper, we consider a number of different ways of reasoning about voting as a problem of conciliating contradictory interests.
The mechanisms that do the reconciliation are belief revision and be-
lief merging. By investigating the relationship between different voting
strategies and their associated counterparts in revision theory, we find
that whereas the counting mechanism of the voting process is
more easily done at the meta-level in belief merging, it can be brought to
the object level in base revision. In the former case, the counting can b
e tweaked according to the aggregation procedure used, whereas in base revision, we can only rely on the notion of minimal change and hence the syntactical representation of the voters’ preferences plays a crucial part in the process. This highlights the similarities between the revi
sion approaches on the one hand and voting on the other, but also opens up a numb
er of interesting questions.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/15944
07531

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