Preference elicitation for interface optimization

Krzysztof Gajos and Daniel S. Weld



Decision-theoretic optimization is becoming a popular tool in the user interface community, but creating accurate cost (or utility) functions has become a bottleneck - in most cases the numerous parameters of these functions are chosen manually, which is a tedious and error-prone process. This paper describes ARNAULD, a general interactive tool for eliciting user preferences concerning concrete outcomes and using this feedback to automatically learn a factored cost function. We empirically evaluate our machine learning algorithm and two automatic query generation approaches and report on an informal user study.

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Krzysztof Gajos and Daniel S. Weld. Preference elicitation for interface optimization. In UIST '05: Proceedings of the 18th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, pages 173-182, New York, NY, USA, 2005. ACM Press.