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Re: Another draft of A.6

On Thu, Nov 14, 2002 at 06:12:21PM -0500, Raul Miller wrote:
>        ii. Unless this would eliminate all options in the Schultz set,
>            the weakest defeats are eliminated.
>            Definition: The strength of a defeat is represented by two
>            numbers: the number of votes in favor of the defeat, and
>            the number of votes against the defeat.  A defeat with
>            the fewest options in favor of that defeat is a weak option.
>            Of the weak options, an defeat with the most votes opposed
>            to that defeat is the weakest defeat.  More than one defeat
>            can be the weakest.
>            Definition: A defeat is eliminated by treating the count of
>            votes both for and against that defeat as zero in the context
>            of that defeat.

I suspect the definition of weakest defeats should explicitly include
pairwise ties (if they're weak).


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