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A continuous rating method for preferential voting

Authors
  • Camps, Rosa
  • Mora, Xavier
  • Saumell, Laia
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Dec 18, 2008
Submission Date
Oct 13, 2008
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

A method is given for quantitatively rating the social acceptance of different options which are the matter of a preferential vote. The proposed method is proved to satisfy certain desirable conditions, among which there is a majority principle, a property of clone consistency, and the continuity of the rates with respect to the data. One can view this method as a quantitative complement for a qualitative method introduced in 1997 by Markus Schulze. It is also related to certain methods of one-dimensional scaling or cluster analysis.

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