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Managing Multigranular Linguistic Distribution Assessments in Large-Scale Multiattribute Group Decision Making

TitleManaging Multigranular Linguistic Distribution Assessments in Large-Scale Multiattribute Group Decision Making
Publication TypeInternational Journal
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsZ. Zhang, C. Guo and L. Martínez
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Volume47
Issue11
Pagination3063 - 3076
PublisherIEEE
ISSN Number2168-2216
Keywordscomputational modeling, cybernetics, decision making, group decision making (gdm), large-scale gdm (lgdm), linguistic distribution assessment, multigranular linguistic information
Abstract

Linguistic large-scale group decision making (LGDM) problems are more and more common nowadays. In such problems a large group of decision makers are involved in the decision process and elicit linguistic information that are usually assessed in different linguistic scales with diverse granularity because of decision makers' distinct knowledge and background. To keep maximum information in initial stages of the linguistic LGDM problems, the use of multigranular linguistic distribution assessments seems a suitable choice, however, to manage such multigranular linguistic distribution assessments, it is necessary the development of a new linguistic computational approach. In this paper, it is proposed a novel computational model based on the use of extended linguistic hierarchies, which not only can be used to operate with multigranular linguistic distribution assessments but also can provide interpretable linguistic results to decision makers. Based on this new linguistic computational model, an approach to linguistic large-scale multiattribute group decision making is proposed and applied to a talent selection process in universities

DOI10.1109/TSMC.2016.2560521
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