# A distributed voting scheme to maximize preferences

Peter Auer; Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi

RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications (2006)

- Volume: 40, Issue: 2, page 389-403
- ISSN: 0988-3754

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topAuer, Peter, and Cesa-Bianchi, Nicolò. "A distributed voting scheme to maximize preferences." RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications 40.2 (2006): 389-403. <http://eudml.org/doc/249623>.

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abstract = {
We study the problem of designing a distributed voting scheme
for electing a candidate that maximizes the preferences of a set
of agents. We assume the preference of agent i for candidate
j is a real number xi,j, and we do not make
any assumptions on the mechanism generating these preferences.
We show simple randomized voting schemes guaranteeing the
election of a candidate whose expected total preference is
nearly the highest among all candidates. The algorithms
we consider are designed so that each agent has to disclose
only a few bits of information from his preference table.
Finally, in the important special case in which each agent is
forced to vote for at most one candidate we show that our
voting scheme is essentially optimal.
},

author = {Auer, Peter, Cesa-Bianchi, Nicolò},

journal = {RAIRO - Theoretical Informatics and Applications},

language = {eng},

month = {7},

number = {2},

pages = {389-403},

publisher = {EDP Sciences},

title = {A distributed voting scheme to maximize preferences},

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volume = {40},

year = {2006},

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AU - Auer, Peter

AU - Cesa-Bianchi, Nicolò

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VL - 40

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AB -
We study the problem of designing a distributed voting scheme
for electing a candidate that maximizes the preferences of a set
of agents. We assume the preference of agent i for candidate
j is a real number xi,j, and we do not make
any assumptions on the mechanism generating these preferences.
We show simple randomized voting schemes guaranteeing the
election of a candidate whose expected total preference is
nearly the highest among all candidates. The algorithms
we consider are designed so that each agent has to disclose
only a few bits of information from his preference table.
Finally, in the important special case in which each agent is
forced to vote for at most one candidate we show that our
voting scheme is essentially optimal.

LA - eng

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