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ELECTRE II method based on the cosine similarity to evaluate the performance of financial logistics enterprises under double hierarchy hesitant fuzzy linguistic environment

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It is very common to use linguistic information to solve decision-making problems in real life, and the double hierarchy hesitant fuzzy linguistic term set (DHHFLTS) has been widely used because of its powerful ability of expressing complex linguistic information. There is no doubt that the comparison method of double hierarchy hesitant fuzzy linguistic elements (DHHFLEs) not only occupies an important theoretical and practical position, but also is the basis for further study of DHHFLTSs. However, the existing comparison methods of DHHFLEs still have some limitations. Therefore, this paper proposes a new DHHFLE comparison method, which is an improvement and perfection of the existing DHHFLE comparison methods. In addition, considering that the current research on distance and similarity measures of DHHFLEs is mostly based on the algebraic point of view, this paper proposes a cosine similarity measure of DHHFLEs, which fills the gap in the study of distance and similarity measures from the geometric point of view. Then, the cosine similarity-based DHHFL-ELECTRE II method is proposed to solve the multi-attribute decision-making (MADM) problem in the double hierarchy hesitant fuzzy linguistic environment. Finally, this method is used to solve a MADM problem in the performance evaluation of financial logistics enterprises. The results show that the proposed method has certain applicability and feasibility.

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This study was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 71771155).

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Zhang, R., Xu, Z. & Gou, X. ELECTRE II method based on the cosine similarity to evaluate the performance of financial logistics enterprises under double hierarchy hesitant fuzzy linguistic environment. Fuzzy Optim Decis Making (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10700-022-09382-3

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Keywords

  • Double hierarchy hesitant fuzzy linguistic term set
  • Cosine similarity
  • Cosine similarity-based DHHFL-ELECTRE II method
  • Multi-attribute decision-making
  • Financial logistics enterprise performance evaluation