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Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Acceptability Analysis: A new Approach to Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis under Fuzzy Environment

TitleFuzzy Multi-Criteria Acceptability Analysis: A new Approach to Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis under Fuzzy Environment
Publication TypeInternational Journal
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsB. Yatsalo, A. Korobov and L. Martínez
JournalExpert Systems with Applications
Volume84
Pagination262 – 271
ISSN Number0957-4174
Keywordsmavt
Abstract

Abstract Uncertainty is one of the main difficulties that increases the complexity of multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) problems, and often uncertainty cannot be managed by probabilistic models. In such cases, the use of fuzzy methods have been successfully applied to multi-criteria decision methods in which the ranking of fuzzy quantities is crucial for the decision analysis. This paper aims to introduce a new approach to \{MCDA\} problems defined under fuzzy contexts that implements the concept of acceptability analysis, Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Acceptability Analysis (FMAA), based on the Fuzzy Rank Acceptability Analysis (FRAA), that provides a ranking and a confidence degree about the ranking of fuzzy quantities. Based on the fuzzy extension of \{MAVT\} method, the \{FMAA\} is implemented and then applied to a case study, and its results are compared with other well-known \{MCDA\} methods in order to show its validity, interpretability and consistency.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957417417303214
DOI10.1016/j.eswa.2017.05.005
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