Exploring multicriteria decision strategies in GIS with linguistic quantifiers: A case study of residential quality evaluation
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Commonly used GIS combination operators such as Boolean conjunction/disjunction and weighted linear combination can be generalized to the ordered weighted averaging (OWA) family of operators. This multicriteria evaluation method allows decision-makers to define a decision strategy on a continuum between pessimistic and optimistic strategies. Recently, OWA has been introduced to GIS-based decision support systems. We propose to extend a previous implementation of OWA with linguistic quantifiers to simplify the definition of decision strategies and to facilitate an exploratory analysis of multiple criteria. The linguistic quantifier-guided OWA procedure is illustrated using a dataset for evaluating residential quality of neighborhoods in London, Ontario.
KeywordsGIS Multicriteria decision analysis Ordered weighted averaging (OWA) Linguistic quantifiers Decision strategy Residential quality evaluation
JEL ClassificationC61 D89 R29 Z00
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