Choquet Integration and the AHP: Inconsistency and Non-additivity

  • Silvia Bortot
  • Ricardo Alberto Marques Pereira
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 300)


We propose to extend the aggregation scheme of the AHP, from the standard weighted averaging to the more general Choquet integration. In our model, a measure of dominance inconsistency between criteria is derived from the main pairwise comparison matrix of the AHP and it is used to construct a non-additive capacity, whose associated Choquet integral reduces to the standard weighted mean of the AHP in the consistency case. In the general inconsistency case, however, the new AHP aggregation scheme based on Choquet integration tends to attenuate (resp. emphasize) the priority weights of the criteria with higher (resp. lower) average dominance inconsistency with the other criteria.


Aggregation functions multiple criteria analysis AHP inconsistency 2-additive capacities Choquet integral Shapley values 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Bortot
    • 1
  • Ricardo Alberto Marques Pereira
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Informatica e Studi AziendaliUniversità degli Studi di TrentoTrentoItaly

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