International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2015, Pages 395 - 406

Multi-Layer Decision Methodology For Ranking Z-Numbers

Authors
Ahmad Syafadhli Abu Bakar, Alexander Gegov
Corresponding Author
Ahmad Syafadhli Abu Bakar
Received 15 January 2014, Accepted 10 November 2014, Available Online 1 April 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2015.1017371How to use a DOI?
Keywords
– numbers, ranking – numbers, consistency with human intuition, standardised generalised fuzzy numbers
Abstract
The new concept of a – number has been recently introduced in decision making analysis. This concept is capable of effectively dealing with uncertainty in information about a decision. As this concept is relatively new in fuzzy sets, its underlying theoretical aspects have not been established yet. In this paper, a multi-layer methodology for ranking Z – numbers is proposed for the first time. This methodology consists of two layers: Z – number conversion as the first layer and fuzzy number ranking as the second layer. In this study, the conversion methodology of Z – numbers into fuzzy numbers is extended to conversion into standardised generalised fuzzy number so that the methodology is applicable to both positive and negative data values. The methodology is validated by means of thorough comparison with some established ranking methods for consistency purposes. This methodology is considered as a generic decision making procedure, especially when – numbers are applied to real decision making problems.
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Journal
International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems
Volume-Issue
8 - 2
Pages
395 - 406
Publication Date
2015/04/01
ISSN (Online)
1875-6883
ISSN (Print)
1875-6891
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/18756891.2015.1017371How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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