Incremental Decision Making Under Risk with the Weighted Expected Utility Model.

Hugo Gilbert, Nawal Benabbou, Patrice Perny, Olivier Spanjaard, Paolo Viappiani
IJCAI 2017

Abstract : This paper deals with decision making under risk with the Weighted Expected Utility (WEU) model, which is a model generalizing expected utility and providing stronger descriptive possibilities. We address the problem of identifying, within a given set of lotteries, a (near-)optimal solution for a given decision maker consistent with the WEU theory. The WEU model is parameterized by two real-valued functions. We propose here a new incremental elicitation procedure to progressively reduce the imprecision about these functions until a robust decision can be made. We also give experimental results showing the practical efficiency of our method.