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Type: Journal article
Title: The unbalanced linguistic aggregation operator in group decision making
Author: Zou, L.
Pei, Z.
Karimi, H.R.
Shi, P.
Citation: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2012; 2012:619162-1-619162-12
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Issue Date: 2012
ISSN: 1024-123X
1563-5147
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Li Zou, Zheng Pei, Hamid Reza Karimi and Peng Shi
Abstract: Many linguistic aggregation methods have been proposed and applied in the linguistic decision-making problems. In practice, experts need to assess a number of values in a side of reference domain higher than in the other one; that is, experts use unbalanced linguistic values to express their evaluation for problems. In this paper, we propose a new linguistic aggregation operator to deal with unbalanced linguistic values in group decision making, we adopt 2-tuple representation model of linguistic values and linguistic hierarchies to express unbalanced linguistic values, and moreover, we present the unbalanced linguistic ordered weighted geometric operator to aggregate unbalanced linguistic evaluation values; a comparison example is given to show the advantage of our method.
Rights: © 2012 Li Zou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
RMID: 0030028270
DOI: 10.1155/2012/619162
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