A group decision support model based on incomplete hesitant fuzzy linguistic preference relations for mine disaster rescue

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Abstract

Owing to the uncertainty and complexity of decision-making environments, it is more suitable for decision makers (DMs) to express their preferences by means of hesitant fuzzy linguistic preference relation (HFLPR). Furthermore, incomplete assessments usually exist in complex decision-making problems because DMs lack knowledge related to the problem domain. This paper proposes a group decision-making (GDM) model based on incomplete HFLPRs. First, we review the additive consistency of HFLPR and introduce the concept of incomplete HFLPR. Second, two proposals are developed to supplement the missing elements of incomplete HFLPR. Third, an HFLPR is improved and developed into an additive HFLPR to obtain a rational result. Moreover, a consensus-reaching process is established to solve a GDM on the basis of the obtained consistent HFLPRs. Finally, to demonstrate the effectiveness of the results, the proposed model is applied to a mining disaster rescue attempt.

Keywords

Incomplete hesitant fuzzy linguistic preference relation Additive consistency Consensus-reaching process Group decision-making Mining disaster rescue 

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor and anonymous reviewers for their insightful and constructive commendations that have led to this improved version of the paper. This research was supported in part by grants from the National Social Science Foundation of China (#16BGL181) and the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (ZR201702130105).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Information EngineeringShandong Management UniversityJinanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Key Laboratory of TCM Data Cloud Service in Universities of Shandong (Shandong Management University)JinanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission in Yunnan Province of ChinaKunmingPeople’s Republic of China

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