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Beyond Theory and Data in Preference Modeling: Bringing Humans into the Loop

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Beyond Theory and Data in Preference Modeling: Bringing Humans into the Loop
Many mathematical frameworks aim at modeling human preferences, employing a number of methods including utility functions, qualitative preference statements, constraint optimization, and logic formalisms. The choice of one model over another is usually based on the assumption that it can accurately describe the preferences of humans or other subjects/processes in the considered setting and is computationally tractable. Verification of these preference models often leverages some form of real life or domain specific data; demonstrating the models can predict the series of choices observed in the past. We argue that this is not enough: to evaluate a preference model, humans must be brought into the loop. Human experiments in controlled environments are needed to avoid common pitfalls associated with exclusively using prior data including introducing bias in the attempt to clean the data, mistaking correlation for causality, or testing data in a context that is different from the one w...
Thomas E. Allen, Muye Chen, Judy Goldsmith, Nichol
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Type Journal
Year 2015
Where ALDT
Authors Thomas E. Allen, Muye Chen, Judy Goldsmith, Nicholas Mattei, Anna Popova, Michel Regenwetter, Francesca Rossi, Christopher Zwilling
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