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Behavioral Mathematics for Game AI by Dave Mark

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Combining Multiple Criteria

The important task above was to decide on the range (and, by association, the granularity) we were going to use to score our criterion. When all we are concerned about is a single criterion, we have plenty of flexibility in how we do this. However, when we plan on using one utility score in conjunction with others, it behooves us to keep the whole picture in mind.

Normalizing

One way of making the job of comparing, contrasting, and combining disparate numbers easier is to use the same scale for all of them. If, for example, we are tracking satisfaction ratings for various things, we want to place all satisfaction ratings on the same scale. In Chapter 9, we examined the hedonic calculus factors that could be involved ...

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