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Fuzzy Assignment Procedure based on Categories' Boundaries

George Rigopoulos1, John Psarras1 and Dimitrios Th. Askounis1
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American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 5 No. 7, 2008, 844-851

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2008.844.851

Submitted On: 2 November 2007 Published On: 31 July 2008

How to Cite: Rigopoulos, G., Psarras, J. & Askounis, D. T. (2008). Fuzzy Assignment Procedure based on Categories' Boundaries. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 5(7), 844-851. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2008.844.851

Abstract

We presented a procedure for multicriteria assignment problems. Assignment to a category is based on the comparison between an action and categories’s boundaries. Boundary is represented by the least typical action that can be included in the category, and is considered as the category’s inclusion threshold. Comparison is executed considering performance on evaluation criteria and calculation of a fuzzy inclusion relation, generalizing preference relations model with concordance and non-discordance concepts as used in ELECTRE methods. An illustrating example is also presented to demonstrate method’s application to assignment problems. The proposed procedure can be applied to a variety of domains, such as production and operations, as well as financial and human resources.

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Keywords

  • Multicriteria decision analysis
  • nominal classification