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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)
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)
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)
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 quantiier. Several linguistic consensus degrees and linguistic distances are deened, 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)
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 a general model which(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)
—The aim of this paper is to model the processes of the aggregation of weighted information in a linguistic framework. Three aggregation operators of weighted linguistic information are presented: linguistic weighted disjunction (LWD) operator, linguistic weighted conjunction (LWC) operator, and linguistic weighted averaging (LWA) operator. A study of their(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)