In the literature, many multi attributes decision making (MADM) models allow evaluation of the alternatives considering their current or last performance. However, in some MADM problems, not only current performance of alternatives but also their past performance should be taken into account in order to select the most appropriate alternative. For this reason, the purpose of this paper is to develop four procedures to evaluate the alternatives in MADM problems with multi terms.
This study uses dynamic operators to aggregate the evaluation in different terms and then, grey relational analysis (GRA) and technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution (TOPSIS) methods are utilized to determine the most appropriate alternative. Thus, four procedures which consist of these operators and methods are developed to evaluate the alternatives in multi terms.
Some numerical examples are presented for the proposed procedures in multi-terms. Moreover, these four procedures are compared with other four procedures. The analyses of the results show that dynamic aggregation operators based on intuitionistic fuzzy set (IFS) and interval valued intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IVIFS) with GRA and TOPSIS can be used jointly for MADM problems in which alternatives are evaluated for different terms.
One of the significant mistakes faced in some MADM problems is to take into account the current performance of alternatives or is to ignore their past performance. The right selection depends on past and current performance of the alternatives. The novelty of this study is to propose four procedures for solving MADM problems in multi terms based on IFS and IVIFS using dynamic aggregation operators and GRA and TOPSIS methods.
Bali, O. and Gumus, S. (2014), "Multi-terms MADM procedures with GRA and TOPSIS based on IFS and IVIFS", Grey Systems: Theory and Application, Vol. 4 No. 2, pp. 164-185. https://doi.org/10.1108/GS-12-2013-0041Download as .RIS
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