Ranking: ACUTA vs. weighted sum

Short description

This workflow compares the ranking obtained by the ACUTA algorithm with the one obtained with a weighted sum, on the classical “Thierry’s sports car choice” example [BouyssouEtAl2000], created for the URPDM2010 conference in Coimbra, Portugal.

Detailed description

This workflow contains 3 parts:

  • the upper area represents the use of the disaggregation technique ACUTA [BousEtAl2010] to compute partial value functions on basis of a ranking given as an input;
  • the lower area represents a classical weighted sum;
  • the right part compares the output of the two techniques.

This example is discussed in further details in [BigaretMeyer2010].




[BigaretMeyer2010]Bigaret S, Meyer P, diviz: an MCDA workflow design, execution and sharing tool. Proc. of 25th Mini-EURO Conference “Uncertainty and Robustness in Planning and Decision Making” (URPDM 2010), Coimbra, Portugal, 15-17 April 2010 (preliminary pdf).
[BousEtAl2010]Bous G, Fortemps P, Glineur F, Pirlot M, ACUTA: A novel method for eliciting additive value functions on the basis of holistic preference statements, European Journal of Operational Research, submitted, 2010.
[BouyssouEtAl2000]Bouyssou D, Marchant T, Pirlot M, Perny P, Tsoukiàs A, Vincke P. Evaluation and decision models: A critical perspective, Kluwer, 2000.