A fuzzy-set approach to treat determinacy and consistency of linguistic terms in multi-criteria decision making

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  • Jun Ma
  • Da Ruan
  • Yang Xu
  • Guangquan Zhang

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A fuzzy-set-based approach is presented to describe linguistic information in multi-criteria decision making. After having introduced concepts of determinacy and consistency of linguistic terms, the understandable degree and consistence degree of linguistic terms are illustrated by these two concepts. A case study is demonstrated for the proposed decision-making model with an analytical onclusion of both advantages and disadvantages.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-181
JournalInternational Journal of Approximate Reasoning
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


  • Multi-criteria decision making, Linguistic terms, Fuzzy sets, Determinacy of linguistic terms

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