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Multiple-attribute group decision making with different formats of preference information on attributes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18179069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Interval utility values, interval fuzzy preference relations, and interval multiplicative preference relations are three common uncertain-preference formats used by decision-makers to provide their preference information in the process of decision making under fuzziness. This paper is devoted in investigating multiple-attribute group-decision-making problems where the attribute values are not precisely known but the value ranges can be obtained, and the decision-makers provide their preference information over attributes by three different uncertain-preference formats i.e., 1) interval utility values; 2) interval fuzzy preference relations; and 3) interval multiplicative preference relations. We first utilize some functions to normalize the uncertain decision matrix and then transform it into an expected decision matrix. We establish a goal-programming model to integrate the expected decision matrix and all three different uncertain-preference formats from which the attribute weights and the overall attribute values of alternatives can be obtained. Then, we use the derived overall attribute values to get the ranking of the given alternatives and to select the best one(s). The model not only can reflect both the subjective considerations of all decision-makers and the objective information but also can avoid losing and distorting the given objective and subjective decision information in the process of information integration. Furthermore, we establish some models to solve the multiple-attribute group-decision-making problems with three different preference formats: 1) utility values; 2) fuzzy preference relations; and 3) multiplicative preference relations. Finally, we illustrate the applicability and effectiveness of the developed models with two practical examples.
Zeshui Xu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE transactions on systems, man, and cybernetics. Part B, Cybernetics : a publication of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1083-4419     ISO Abbreviation:  IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern B Cybern     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-08     Completed Date:  2008-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9890044     Medline TA:  IEEE Trans Syst Man Cybern B Cybern     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1500-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Antai School of Economic and Management, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200052, China.
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MeSH Terms
Artificial Intelligence*
Computer Simulation
Decision Making*
Decision Support Techniques*
Game Theory*
Models, Theoretical*
Pattern Recognition, Automated / methods*

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