Decision making with Dempster-Shafer belief structure and the OWAWA operator

    José M. Merigo Affiliation
    ; Kurt J. Engemann Affiliation
    ; Daniel Palacios-Marques Affiliation


A new decision making model that uses the weighted average and the ordered weighted averaging (OWA) operator in the Dempster-Shafer belief structure is presented. Thus, we are able to represent the decision making problem considering objective and subjective information and the attitudinal character of the decision maker. For doing so, we use the ordered weighted averaging – weighted average (OWAWA) operator. It is an aggregation operator that unifies the weighted average and the OWA in the same formulation. This approach is generalized by using quasi-arithmetic means and group decision making techniques. An application of the new approach in a group decision making problem concerning political management of a country is also developed.

Keyword : decision making, OWA operator, weighted average, Dempster-Shafer belief structure, aggregation operators, political management

How to Cite
Merigo, J., Engemann, K., & Palacios-Marques, D. (2014). Decision making with Dempster-Shafer belief structure and the OWAWA operator. Technological and Economic Development of Economy, 19(1), S100-S118.
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Jan 28, 2014
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