Group Decision and Negotiation

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 531–549 | Cite as

Induced and Linguistic Generalized Aggregation Operators and Their Application in Linguistic Group Decision Making

  • José M. MerigóEmail author
  • Anna M. Gil-Lafuente
  • Li-Gang Zhou
  • Hua-You Chen


We introduce a wide range of induced and linguistic generalized aggregation operators. First, we present the induced linguistic generalized ordered weighted averaging (ILGOWA) operator. It is a generalization of the OWA operator that uses linguistic variables, order inducing variables and generalized means in order to provide a more general formulation. One of its main results is that it includes a wide range of linguistic aggregation operators such as the induced linguistic OWA (ILOWA), the induced linguistic OWG (ILOWG) and the linguistic generalized OWA (LGOWA) operator. We further generalize the ILGOWA operator by using quasi-arithmetic means obtaining the induced linguistic quasi-arithmetic OWA (Quasi-ILOWA) operator and by using hybrid averages forming the induced linguistic generalized hybrid average (ILGHA) operator. We also present a further extension with Choquet integrals. We call it the induced linguistic generalized Choquet integral aggregation (ILGCIA). We end the paper with an application of the new approach in a linguistic group decision making problem.


Linguistic aggregation operators OWA operator Choquet integral Linguistic group decision making 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • José M. Merigó
    • 1
    Email author
  • Anna M. Gil-Lafuente
    • 1
  • Li-Gang Zhou
    • 2
  • Hua-You Chen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationUniversity of BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.School of Mathematical SciencesAnhui UniversityHefeiChina

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