Learning-Based Preference Modeling in Engineering Design Decision-Making

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Jie Wan, Sundar Krishnamurty

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003e-mail: skrishna@ecs.umass.edu

J. Mech. Des 123(2), 191-198 (Oct 01, 1999) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1361061 History: Received October 01, 1999
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