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Poster
Restricted Boltzmann machines modeling human choice
Takayuki Osogami · Makoto Otsuka

Mon Dec 08 04:00 PM -- 08:59 PM (PST) @ Level 2, room 210D #None

We extend the multinomial logit model to represent some of the empirical phenomena that are frequently observed in the choices made by humans. These phenomena include the similarity effect, the attraction effect, and the compromise effect. We formally quantify the strength of these phenomena that can be represented by our choice model, which illuminates the flexibility of our choice model. We then show that our choice model can be represented as a restricted Boltzmann machine and that its parameters can be learned effectively from data. Our numerical experiments with real data of human choices suggest that we can train our choice model in such a way that it represents the typical phenomena of choice.

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Takayuki Osogami (IBM Research - Tokyo)
Makoto Otsuka (IBM Research - Tokyo)

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