Atanassov’s Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets as a Promising Tool for Extended Fuzzy Decision Making Models

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Abstract

Since decision making is omnipresent in any human activity, it is quite clear that not much later after the concept of a fuzzy set was introduced as a tool for a description and handling of imprecise concepts, a next rational step was an attempt to devise a general framework for dealing with decision making under fuzziness. Since intuitionistic fuzzy sets (in the sense of Atanassov, to be called A-IFSs, for short) provide a richer apparatus to grasp imprecision than the conventional fuzzy sets, they seem to be a promising tool for extended decision making models. We will present some of the extended models and try to show why A-IFSs make it possible to avoid some more common cognitive biases, the decision makers are prone to do, which call into question the correctness of a decision.