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Multiple attribute decision-making method based on projection model for dual hesitant fuzzy set

Abstract

In the decision-making process, retaining the original data information has become a most crucial step. Dual hesitant fuzzy sets (DHFS), which can reflect the original membership degree and non-membership degree information given by the DMs, is a kind of new tool for the DMs to provide the original information as much as possible. In this paper, we focus on the decision- making problem by a projection model (Algorithm I) whose attribute values are given in the forms of dual hesitant fuzzy elements (DHFEs). In order to reflect the information of the data more accurately, we first divide the dual hesitant fuzzy decision matrix into membership degree matrix and non-membership degree matrix. Then we gain the virtual positive ideal solution from the membership degree matrix and the negative positive ideal solution from the non-membership degree matrix. And then the projection values from every solution to the virtual positive ideal solution and the negative positive ideal solution are calculated. In combination with the two projection values, the relative consistent degree is further calculated to rank all the alternatives. At the same time, in order to guarantee the rationality of the decision-making result, a variation coefficient method is developed to determine the weights of the attributes under dual hesitant fuzzy environment objectively. Finally, the existing algorithms (Algorithm II and Algorithm III, Algorithm IV, Algorithm V) are compared with our algorithm (Algorithm I). The comparison result shows that Algorithm I is a valuable tool for decision making.

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This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 71771155, 72071135).

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Ni, Y., Zhao, H., Xu, Z. et al. Multiple attribute decision-making method based on projection model for dual hesitant fuzzy set. Fuzzy Optim Decis Making 21, 263–289 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10700-021-09366-9

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Keywords

  • Dual hesitant fuzzy set
  • Multiple attribute decision making
  • Projection
  • Relative consistent degree