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Group Decision-Making Based on m-Polar Fuzzy Linguistic TOPSIS Method

Department of Mathematics, University of the Punjab, New Campus, Lahore 54590, Pakistan
Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Jazan University, New Campus, P.O. Box 2097, Jazan 45142, Saudi Arabia
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Symmetry 2019, 11(6), 735;
Received: 10 April 2019 / Revised: 22 May 2019 / Accepted: 23 May 2019 / Published: 29 May 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multi-Criteria Decision Aid methods in fuzzy decision problems)
The fuzzy linguistic approach provides favorable outputs in several areas, whose description is relatively qualitative. The encouragement for the utilization of sentences or words instead of numbers is that linguistic characterizations or classifications are usually less absolute than algebraic or arithmetical ones. In this research article, we animate the m-polar fuzzy (mF) linguistic approach and elaborate it with real life examples and tabular representation to develop the affluence of linguistic variables based on mF approach. As an extension of the Technique for Order of Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) method, we develop an m-polar fuzzy linguistic TOPSIS approach for multi-criteria group decision-making (MCGDM). It is used to evaluate the best alternative, to get more authentic and comparable results and to handle the real life problems of having multi-polar information in terms of linguistic variables and values. In this approach decision-makers contribute their estimations in the form of linguistic term sets. To show the efficiency and compatibility of the proposed approach, we compare it with the m-polar fuzzy linguistic ELECTRE-I (Elimination and Choice Translating Reality) approach. Finally, we draw a flow chart of our proposed approach as an algorithm and generate a computer programming code. View Full-Text
Keywords: linguistic variable; mF set; mFLV; MCGDM; TOPSIS linguistic variable; mF set; mFLV; MCGDM; TOPSIS
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Adeel, A.; Akram, M.; Koam, A.N.A. Group Decision-Making Based on m-Polar Fuzzy Linguistic TOPSIS Method. Symmetry 2019, 11, 735.

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