A Development of Graphical Interface for Decision Making Process Including Real-Time Consistency Evaluation

  • Joong-Ho Lee
  • Ki-Won Yeom
  • Ji-Hyung Park
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4559)

Abstract

Decision making problems are often imprecise and changeable because of potential inconsistency in human thinking. Although AHP gives a desirable guide to the reasonable solution via consistency ratio, there is still possibility of containing inconsistence during process. Therefore, an important step in many applications of decision making problems is to perform a consistency analysis in real-time. We introduce a new method of priority setting in decision making processes, which is implemented as an interactive and convenient graphical interface of the decision making problem. It is designed to support the real-time consistency evaluation. The conventional AHP does not provide graphical user interface and is impossible to monitor the interim findings in the middle of process, and is difficult to predict the difference of results when changing pair-wise comparison conditions, and is difficult to monitor the consistency of human judgment during operation. The proposed real-time calculation algorithm and visualization method is developed to realize effective and reliable decision making environment, and is verified its merit through the exemplary case. In addition, we propose new algorithm of evaluating consistency level. The rationality tension is proposed as a new index for evaluating a real-time consistency analysis with interactive graphical user interface. It is desirable for a system to provide fast and visible information of consistency in decision making processes.

Keywords

Decision Making Priority Setting AHP Visualization Interactive process Consistency Ratio 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    Saaty, T.L.: The Analytic Hierarchy Process: Planning, Priority Setting, Resource Allocation, pp. 56–57. McGraw-Hill, NewYork (1980)MATHGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Saaty, T.L.: Decision Making, Scaling, and Number Crunching. Decision Sciences, pp. 404–409 (1989)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Park, J.-H., Lee, J.-H., Yeom, K.-W., Lee, S.-S., Eom, J.-I.: Graphical Expression Method for Decision Process Support. In: HCI 2006 (2006)Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    James, S.D.: Remarks on the Analytical Hierarchy Process, Management Science, pp. 249–258 (1990) Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Saaty, T.L., Jo, G.-T., Hong, S.-W., Gouen, C.-S.: Decision Making for Leaders, RWS pub. (1995)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Escobar, M.T., aguaron, J., Jimenez, J.M.M.: A note on AHP group consistency for the row geometric mean priorizatio, European Journal of Operational ResearchGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Escobar, M.T., aguaron, J., Jimenez, J.M.M.: Consistency stability intervals for a judgment in AHP decision support, European Journal of Operational ResearchGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Joong-Ho Lee
    • 1
  • Ki-Won Yeom
    • 1
  • Ji-Hyung Park
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligence Interaction Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, HaWolGok 39-1, Seoul, 130-650Korea

Personalised recommendations