Décision multicritère et argumentation : analyse d'un mandat du Bureau d'audiences publiques sur l'environnement

Authors: Tremblay, Jasmin
Advisor: Abi-Zeid, Irène
Abstract: In Quebec and elsewhere, some projects are subject to a social evaluation procedure where citizens bring forward arguments relating to several values, in the ethical sense of a fundamental good. A commission hears them and make recommendations to the government. How does the commission take into account these arguments? To answer this question, we develop a new methodology: we analyse a corpus of texts produced during a case to extract the arguments and the values that they contain; we use a computational model of arguments to calculate hypothetical decisions that we compare with the commission’s decision. This leads us to describe the preferences of the commission over the values, to describe her attitude towards the incoherence in the participants’ arguments and to say something about the ability to reproduce human decisions of several argumentative reasoning methods.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2012
Open Access Date: 18 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/23500
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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