Crisp vs. Fuzzy Data in Multicriteria Decision Making: The Case of the VIKOR Method

  • Blanca Ceballos
  • María T. Lamata
  • David A. PeltaEmail author
  • Ronald R. Yager
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 641)


In this contribution we want to shed light onto the following research question: in the context of multicriteria decision making problem, does the nature of the information available (either crisp or fuzzy) has any impact in the ranking of the alternatives? We explore this situation using randomly generated decision problems and the VIKOR method as an example.


MCDM VIKOR Fuzzy data Crisp data 



This work is partially supported by projects TIN2014-55024-P from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and P11-TIC-8001 from Junta de Andaluca (both including FEDER funds, from the European Union).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Blanca Ceballos
    • 1
  • María T. Lamata
    • 1
  • David A. Pelta
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ronald R. Yager
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Machine Intelligence InstituteIona CollegeNew RochelleUSA

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