Fuzzy measures of preference and consensus in group decision-making

  title={Fuzzy measures of preference and consensus in group decision-making},
  author={James C. Bezdek and Bonnie Spillman and Richard J. Spillman},
  journal={1977 IEEE Conference on Decision and Control including the 16th Symposium on Adaptive Processes and A Special Symposium on Fuzzy Set Theory and Applications},
This paper utilizes a flat, convex set of fuzzy relations to provide a physically realistic and mathematically tractable model for small group decision theory. Measures of individual preference, group consensus, and distance to consensus are defined, and a number of theoretical results about them are given. Various decision-oriented goals are characterized, and the theory is illustrated numerically using data from a small group communication experiment. 

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