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A Personalized Comprehensive Cloud-Based Method for Heterogeneous MAGDM and Application in COVID-19

Xiaobing Mao, Hao Wu, Shuping Wan*
School of Information Management, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Nanchang, 330013, China
* Corresponding Author: Shuping Wan. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Extension, Modeling and Applications of Fuzzy Set Theory in Engineering and Science)

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2022, 131(3), 1751-1792.

Received 27 September 2021; Accepted 30 November 2021; Issue published 19 April 2022


This paper proposes a personalized comprehensive cloud-based method for heterogeneous multi-attribute group decision-making (MAGDM), in which the evaluations of alternatives on attributes are represented by LTs (linguistic terms), PLTSs (probabilistic linguistic term sets) and LHFSs (linguistic hesitant fuzzy sets). As an effective tool to describe LTs, cloud model is used to quantify the qualitative evaluations. Firstly, the regulation parameters of entropy and hyper entropy are defined, and they are further incorporated into the transformation process from LTs to clouds for reflecting the different personalities of decision-makers (DMs). To tackle the evaluation information in the form of PLTSs and LHFSs, PLTS and LHFS are transformed into comprehensive cloud of PLTS (C-PLTS) and comprehensive cloud of LHFS (C-LHFS), respectively. Moreover, DMs’ weights are calculated based on the regulation parameters of entropy and hyper entropy. Next, we put forward cloud almost stochastic dominance (CASD) relationship and CASD degree to compare clouds. In addition, by considering three perspectives, a comprehensive tri-objective programing model is constructed to determine the attribute weights. Thereby, a personalized comprehensive cloud-based method is put forward for heterogeneous MAGDM. The validity of the proposed method is demonstrated with a site selection example of emergency medical waste disposal in COVID-19. Finally, sensitivity and comparison analyses are provided to show the effectiveness, stability, flexibility and superiorities of the proposed method.


Heterogeneous MAGDM; regulation parameter; C-PLTS; C-LHFS; CASD

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Mao, X., Wu, H., Wan, S. (2022). A Personalized Comprehensive Cloud-Based Method for Heterogeneous MAGDM and Application in COVID-19. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 131(3), 1751–1792.

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