Combining Preference Elicitation and Search in Multiobjective State-Space Graphs / 297
Nawal Benabbou, Patrice Perny
The aim of this paper is to propose a new approach interweaving preference elicitation and search to solve multiobjective optimization problems. We present an interactive search procedure directed by an aggregation function, possibly non-linear (e.g. an additive disutility function, a Choquet integral), defining the overall cost of solutions. This function is parameterized by weights that are initially unknown. Hence, we insert comparison queries in the search process to obtain useful preference information that will progressively reduce the uncertainty attached to weights. The process terminates by recommending a near-optimal solution ensuring that the gap to optimality is below the desired threshold. Our approach is tested on multiobjective state space search problems and appears to be quite efficient both in terms of number of queries and solution times.