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Information 2018, 9(11), 291; https://doi.org/10.3390/info9110291

A Ranking Method for User Recommendation Based on Fuzzy Preference Relations in the Nature Reserve of Dangshan Pear Germplasm Resources

School of Information and Computers, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei 230031, China
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Received: 12 October 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 12 November 2018 / Published: 19 November 2018
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Precision orchard management is an important avenue of investigation in agricultural technology and is an urgently needed part of information development in the fruit industry. Precision management based on a precision agricultural technology system involves many factors and results in users being unable to make accurate judgments. To improve user decision-making accuracy and the level of precision management, we used user preferences to achieve the recommendation function. In this paper, a ranking method based on fuzzy preference relations for user recommendation is proposed. We selected the Nature Reserve of Dangshan Pear Germplasm Resources as the research location and invited experts and representatives of different roles (government, farmers, and tourists) to give the fuzzy preference relation coefficients. Then, an optimization model was proposed based on the fuzzy preference relation. We solved the proposed model by constructing a Lagrangian function, and obtained the ranking values of the user preference recommendation function. Finally, we ranked the order of the given roles and implemented the fuzzy preference recommendation. The experimental results show that the proposed method is effective and can be conveniently applied to other problems related to user preference relations. View Full-Text
Keywords: precision orchard management; decision analysis; fuzzy preference relations; alternative ranking; recommended function; Lagrangian function precision orchard management; decision analysis; fuzzy preference relations; alternative ranking; recommended function; Lagrangian function
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Mohsin, A.; Shen, Q.; Wang, X.; Zhang, X. A Ranking Method for User Recommendation Based on Fuzzy Preference Relations in the Nature Reserve of Dangshan Pear Germplasm Resources. Information 2018, 9, 291.

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