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A relation-algebraic approach to simple games

  • Rudolf Berghammer

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    (Institut für Informatik - Universitat Kiel)

  • Stefan Bolus

    (Institut für Informatik - Universitat Kiel)

  • Agnieszka Rusinowska

    ()

    (CES - Centre d'économie de la Sorbonne - CNRS : UMR8174 - Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne)

  • Harrie De Swart

    ()

    (Faculteit Wijsbegeerte-Logica en taalanalyse - Universiteit van Tilburg)

Simple games are a powerful tool to analyze decision - making and coalition formation in social and political life. In this paper, we present relation-algebraic models of simple games and develop relational specifications for solving some basic problems of them. In particular, we test certain fundamental properties of simple games and compute specific players and coalitions. We also apply relation algebra to determine power indices. This leads to relation-algebraic specifications, which can be evaluated with the help of the BDD-based tool RelView after a simple translation into the tool's programming language. In order to demonstrate the visualization facilities of RelView, we consider an example of the Catalonian Parliament after the 2003 election.

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Date of creation: 2011
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Publication status: Published, European Journal of Operational Research, 2011, 210, 1, 68-80
Handle: RePEc:hal:cesptp:hal-00574767
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