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In a linguistic framework, several group decision making processes by direct approach are presented. These processes are designed using the linguistic ordered weighted averaging (LOWA) operator. To do so, first a study is made of the properties and the axiomatic of LOWA operator, showing the rationality of its aggregation way. And secondly, we present the(More)
In decision making, in order to avoid misleading solutions, the study of consistency when the decision makers express their opinions by means of preference relations becomes a very important aspect in order to avoid misleading solutions. In decision making problems based on fuzzy preference relations the study of consistency is associated with the study of(More)
A study on the steps to follow in linguistic decision analysis is presented in a context of multi-criteria=multi-person decision making. Three steps are established for solving a multi-criteria decision making problem under linguistic information: (i) the choice of the linguistic term set with its semantic in order to express the linguistic performance(More)
The purpose of this paper is to study a fuzzy multipurpose decision making problem, where the information about the alternatives provided by the experts can be of a diverse nature. The information can be represented by means of preference orderings, utility functions and fuzzy preference relations, and our objective is to establish general models which(More)
This paper presents a consensus model in group decision making under linguistic assessments. It is based on the use of linguistic preferences to provide individuals' opinions, and on the use of fuzzy majority of consensus, represented by means of a linguistic quantifier. Several linguistic consensus degrees and linguistic distances are defined, acting on(More)
The aim of this paper is to present a fusion approach of multi-granularity linguistic information for managing information assessed in diierent linguistic term sets (multi-granularity linguistic term sets) together with its application in a decision making problem with multiple information sources, assuming that the linguistic performance values given to(More)
Science mapping aims to build bibliometric maps that describe how specific disciplines, scientific domains, or research fields are conceptually, intellectually, and socially structured. Different techniques and software tools have been proposed to carry out science mapping analysis. The aim of this article is to review, analyze, and compare some of these(More)
— In decision-making problems there may be cases in which experts do not have an in-depth knowledge of the problem to be solved. In such cases, experts may not put their opinion forward about certain aspect of the problem, and as a result they may present incomplete preferences, i.e. some preference values may not be given or may be missing. In this paper(More)
In multiperson decision making there are two processes to carry out before obtaining a final collective solution: the consensus process and the selection process. The consensus process measures the consensus degree by which the solution set of alternatives is obtained in the selection process. Clearly, it is preferable that the set of experts reach a high(More)
A linguistic model for an Information Retrieval System (IRS) defined using an ordinal fuzzy linguistic approach is proposed. The ordinal fuzzy linguistic approach is presented, and its use for modeling the imprecision and subjectivity that appear in the user-IRS interaction is studied. The user queries and IRS responses are mod-eled linguistically using the(More)