Vol.129, No.1, 2021, pp.341-354, doi:10.32604/cmes.2021.016758
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Weighted Parameterized Correlation Coefficients of Indeterminacy Fuzzy Multisets and Their Multicriteria Group Decision Making Method with Different Decision Risks
  • Cheng Du1, Jun Ye2,*
1 Beijing Urban Construction Group Co., Ltd., Beijing, 100088, China
2 School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Ningbo University, Ningbo, 315211, China
* Corresponding Author: Jun Ye. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Advances in Neutrosophic and Plithogenic Sets for Engineering and Sciences: Theory, Models, and Applications (ANPSESTMA))
Received 24 March 2021; Accepted 08 May 2021; Issue published 24 August 2021
Abstract

Real-life data introduce noise, uncertainty, and imprecision to statistical projects; it is advantageous to consider strategies to overcome these information expressions and processing problems. Neutrosophic (indeterminate) numbers can flexibly and conveniently represent the hybrid information of the partial determinacy and partial indeterminacy in an indeterminate setting, while a fuzzy multiset is a vital mathematical tool in the expression and processing of multi-valued fuzzy information with different and/or same fuzzy values. If neutrosophic numbers are introduced into fuzzy sequences in a fuzzy multiset, the introduced neutrosophic number sequences can be constructed as the neutrosophic number multiset or indeterminate fuzzy multiset. Motivated based on the idea, this study first proposes an indeterminate fuzzy multiset, where each element in a universe set can be repeated more than once with the different and/or identical indeterminate membership values. Then, we propose the parameterized correlation coefficients of indeterminate fuzzy multisets based on the de-neutrosophication of transforming indeterminate fuzzy multisets into the parameterized fuzzy multisets by a parameter (the parameterized de-neutrosophication method). Since indeterminate decision-making issues need to be handled by an indeterminate decision-making method, a group decision-making method using the weighted parameterized correlation coefficients of indeterminate fuzzy multisets is developed along with decision makers’ different decision risks (small, moderate, and large risks) so as to handle multicriteria group decision-making problems in indeterminate fuzzy multiset setting. Finally, the developed group decision-making approach is used in an example on a selection problem of slope design schemes for an open-pit mine to demonstrate its usability and flexibility in the indeterminate group decision-making problem with indeterminate fuzzy multisets.

Keywords
Indeterminate fuzzy multiset; parameterized correlation coefficient; multicriteria group decision making; neutrosophic number; slope design scheme
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Du, C., Ye, J. (2021). Weighted Parameterized Correlation Coefficients of Indeterminacy Fuzzy Multisets and Their Multicriteria Group Decision Making Method with Different Decision Risks. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 129(1), 341–354.
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