A PRINCIPLE OF PREFERENCE CONCENTRATION APPLIED TO THE UNSUPERVISED EVALUATION OF THE IMPORTANCE OF MULTIPLE CRITERIA

ABSTRACT The influence of a principle of preference concentration in the process of decision making in different contexts is discussed here. A procedure exploring the concentration of preferences to derive probabilities and another to derive, with higher generality, Choquet capacities are presented. An important feature of this last procedure is that it derives capacities in a space of criteria only from matrices of probabilities of preference according to each criterion, precluding the effort of directly trying to measure the interactions between them.