Theory and Approaches of Group Decision Making with Uncertain Linguistic Expressions

  • Hai Wang
  • Zeshui Xu

Part of the Uncertainty and Operations Research book series (UOR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hai Wang, Zeshui Xu
      Pages 3-31
  3. Theory and Models of Uncertain Linguistic Expressions

  4. Group Decision-Making Based on a Single Type of Uncertain Linguistic Expressions

  5. Group Decision-Making Based on Multiple Types of Uncertain Linguistic Expressions

  6. Applications

About this book


This book mainly introduces a series of theory and approaches of group decision-making based on several types of uncertain linguistic expressions and addresses their applications. The book pursues three major objectives: (1) to introduce some techniques to model several types of natural linguistic expressions; (2) to handle these expressions in group decision-making; and (3) to clarify the involved approaches by practical applications. The book is especially valuable for readers to understand how linguistic expressions could be employed and operated to make decisions, and motivates researchers to consider more types of natural linguistic expressions in decision analysis under uncertainties.


Group decision-making Computing with words Linguistic expressions Hesitant fuzzy linguistic term set Linguistic term with weakened hedge

Authors and affiliations

  • Hai Wang
    • 1
  • Zeshui Xu
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Information EngineeringNanjing Audit UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Business SchoolSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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