The Representation of Multiplication Operation on Fuzzy Numbers and Application to Solving Fuzzy Multiple Criteria Decision Making Problems

  • Chien-Chang Chou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4099)


This paper proposes the canonical representation of multiplication operation on trapezoidal fuzzy numbers using the L− − 1-R− − 1 Inverse Function Arithmetic Representation method. Finally, the canonical representation proposed in this paper is applied to solve a fuzzy multiple criteria decision making problem of selection of plant location.


Fuzzy Number Candidate Location Canonical Representation Trapezoidal Fuzzy Number Fuzzy Rating 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chien-Chang Chou
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  1. 1.Department of Transportation and Navigation ScienceNational Taiwan Ocean UniversityKeelungTaiwan, Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Shipping TechnologyNational Kaohsiung Marine UniversityKaohsiungTaiwan, Republic of China

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