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The current publication fmds its roots within the overseas convention on tools and purposes of a number of standards choice Making held in Mons in could 1997. A small variety of contributions to that convention have been chosen through a refereeing approach and retained authors have been asked to incorporate of their ultimate model their newer effects. This explains why a few papers vary considerably from the unique presentation. The introductory paper of Raynaud addresses the lengthy variety forecasts in a number of standards selection Making at the foundation of a Delphi procedure that was once run sooner than and through the congress. In a moment half, the French writer explains how he and a few of his companions may possibly locate the evidence of an incredible conjecture : the generation of a strongly monotonic selection functionality isn't really a strongly monotonic rating functionality. the second one a part of the e-book covers methodological elements of selection conception. The contribution of Bouyssou and Pirlot matters the reformulation of classical conjoint dimension types that set off a whole and transitive choice binary relation at the set of possible choices which appear to be unrealistic while selection makers are requested to check items evaluated on a number of attributes. The authors suggest to contemplate non transitive, non whole and non additive decomposable conjoint versions. They outline houses that represent such models.
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First, one could take quantitative scale and ask Decision Maker (DM) to fmd corresponding numbers for each qualitative evaluation. For example, 9point scale is given where 9 is the best quality and 1 is the worse quality. The second popular way of transformation is to use lotteries to construct the utility function for each criterion. DM is asked to fmd certainty equivalents for the lotteries. The third popular approach is to use so-called membership function from fuzzy-set theory. DM is to defme intervals of quantitative score which correspond to qualitative evaluations.
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A STEP TO LIFE DECISION PROBLEMS: VERBAL DECISION ANALYSIS OLEG I. org Abstract - There is wide class of decision problems for which main parameters are of qualitative nature and relations among them could be defmed only by decision maker preferences. New approach to the solution of such problems is proposed: Verbal Decision Analysis. The main ideas of the approach are given and illustrated by the method of multicriteria alternatives' classification. The real life example is taken to demonstrate the possibilities of the approach.