Development of an interval type-2 fuzzy sets based hierarchical MADM model by combining DEMATEL and TOPSIS


BAYKASOĞLU A., Golcuk I.

EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS, vol.70, pp.37-51, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.eswa.2016.11.001
  • Journal Name: EXPERT SYSTEMS WITH APPLICATIONS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-51
  • Keywords: Interval type-2 fuzzy sets, TOPSIS, DEMATEL, Decision making, Strategy selection, GROUP DECISION-MAKING, INTERACTING CRITERIA, SUPPLIER SELECTION, HUMAN-RESOURCE, MANAGEMENT, AHP, ENVIRONMENT, EXTENSIONS, EVALUATE, SYSTEMS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In this study, a new interval type-2 fuzzy multiple-attribute decision making model is developed by integrating Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS) and Decision Making Trial and Evaluation Laboratory (DEMATEL). The proposed model utilizes hierarchical decomposition approach for reducing inherent complexity of the decision making problems. Additionally, interdependencies among problem attributes are taken into consideration by using interval type-2 fuzzy DEMATEL method. Finally, ranking orders of the alternatives are obtained by hierarchical interval type-2 fuzzy TOPSIS method. As there are several forms of interactions among criteria in real life settings, decision makers should be provided with the expert and intelligent systems which can overcome the preferential independence assumption. The proposed method is able to model causal dependencies by using interval type-2 trapezoidal fuzzy sets. The proposed method is implemented in a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT)-based strategy selection problem. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.