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On the properties of OWA operator weights functions with constant level of orness

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1 Author(s)
Byeong Seok Ahn ; Dept. of Bus. Adm., Hansung Univ., Seoul

The result of aggregation performed by the ordered weighted averaging (OWA) operator heavily depends upon the weighting vector used. A number of methods have been presented for obtaining the associated weights. In this paper, we present analytic forms of OWA operator weighting functions, each of which has properties of rank-based weights and a constant level of orness, irrespective of the number of objectives considered. These analytic forms provide significant advantages for generating the OWA weights over previously reported methods. First, the OWA weights can be efficiently generated by using proposed weighting functions without solving a complicated mathematical program. Moreover, convex combinations of these specific OWA operators can be used to generate the OWA operators with any predefined values of orness once specific values of orness are a priori stated by the decision maker. Those weights have a property of constant level of orness as well. Finally, the OWA weights generated at a predefined value of orness make almost no numerical difference with maximum entropy OWA weights in terms of dispersion

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Fuzzy Systems, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 4 )