A linguistic multi-criteria decision making approach based on logical reasoning

Chen, Shuwei, Liu, Jun, Wang, Hui and Augusto, Juan Carlos ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0321-9150 (2014) A linguistic multi-criteria decision making approach based on logical reasoning. Information Sciences, 258 . pp. 266-276. ISSN 0020-0255 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.ins.2013.08.040)

Abstract

In real decision making problems, it is always more natural for decision makers to use linguistic terms to express their preferences/opinions in a qualitative way among alternatives than to provide quantitative values. Additionally, many of these decision making problems are under uncertain environments with vague and imprecise information involved. Following the idea of Computing with Words (CWW) methodology, we propose in this paper a linguistic valued qualitative aggregation and reasoning framework for multi-criteria decision making problems, where a linguistic valued algebraic structure is constructed for modelling the linguistic information involved in multi-criteria decision making problems, and a linguistic valued logic based approximate reasoning method is developed to infer the final decision making result. This method takes the advantage of handling the linguistic information, no matter totally ordered or partially ordered, directly without numerical approximation, and having a non-classical logic as its formal foundation for decision making process.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science
Item ID: 13001
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Depositing User: Juan Augusto
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2014 14:21
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13001

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