An approach to group decision making based on 2-dimension uncertain linguistic information
Based on the definition of 2-dimension linguistic information of multiple attribute decision making problems proposed by Zhu, Zhou and Yang (2009), the information on evaluation is extended to 2-dimension uncertain linguistic variables, and a new method is proposed to solve the multiple-attribute group decision making problems in which the attribute values take the form of 2-dimension uncertain linguistic variables and the attribute weights are unknown. Firstly, the II class of uncertain linguistic information is transformed into the subjective weights of the experts, and then the subjective weights, the similarity degree of experts’ evaluation information and authority weights are aggregated to the comprehensive weights of each expert. By the comprehensive weights, the group decision making matrix is produced by weighting evaluation information of each expert. Then the maximum deviation method is used to calculate the attribute weights and TOPSIS method is proposed to rank the alternatives. Finally, an example is given to illustrate the decision-making steps and the effectiveness of this method.