Linguistic Interval-Valued Intuitionistic Fuzzy Archimedean Power Muirhead Mean Operators for Multiattribute Group Decision-Making

Yuchu Qin, Xiaolan Cui, Meifa Huang, Yanru Zhong, Zhemin Tang, Peizhi Shi

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Two important tasks in multiattribute group decision-making (MAGDM) are to describe the attribute values and to generate a ranking of all alternatives. A superior tool for the first task is linguistic interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy number (LIVIFN), and an effective tool for the second task is aggregation operator (AO). To date, nearly ten AOs of LIVIFNs have been presented. Each AO has its own features and can work well in its specific context. But there is not yet an AO of LIVIFNs that can offer desirable generality and flexibility in aggregating attribute values and capturing attribute interrelationships and concurrently reduce the influence of unreasonable attribute values. To this end, a linguistic interval-valued intuitionistic fuzzy Archimedean power Muirhead mean operator and its weighted form, which have such capabilities, are presented in this paper. Firstly, the generalised expressions of the AOs are established by a combination of the Muirhead mean operator and the power average operator under the Archimedean T-norm and T-conorm operations of LIVIFNs. Then the properties of the AOs are explored and proved, their specific expressions are constructed, and the special cases of the specific expressions are discussed. After that, a new method for solving the MAGDM problems based on LIVIFNs is designed on the basis of the weighted AO. Finally, the designed method is illustrated via a practical example, and the presented AOs are evaluated via experiments and comparisons.
Original languageEnglish
Article number2373762
Number of pages28
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jan 2020


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