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A multiple criteria sorting method where each category is characterized by several reference actions: The Electre Tri-nC method

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  • Almeida-Dias, J.
  • Figueira, J.R.
  • Roy, B.
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    This paper presents Electre Tri-nC, a new sorting method which takes into account several reference actions for characterizing each category. This new method gives a particular freedom to the decision maker in the co-construction decision aiding process with the analyst to characterize the set of categories, while there is no constraint for introducing only one reference action as typical of each category like in Electre Tri-C (Almeida-Dias et al., 2010). As in such a sorting method, this new sorting method is composed of two joint rules. Electre Tri-nC also fulfills a certain number of natural requirements. Additional results on the behavior of the new method are also provided in this paper, namely the ones with respect to the addition or removal of the reference actions used for characterizing a certain category. A numerical example illustrates the manner in which Electre Tri-nC can be used by a decision maker. A comparison with some related sorting procedures is presented and it allows to conclude that the new method is appropriate to deal with sorting problems.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Operational Research.

    Volume (Year): 217 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 567-579

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:217:y:2012:i:3:p:567-579

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    Keywords: Multiple criteria decision aiding; Constructive approach; Sorting; Electre Tri-nC; Decision support;

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    1. Bernard Roy & Roman Slowinski, 2013. "Questions guiding the choice of a multicriteria decision aiding method," Working Papers hal-00874292, HAL.
    2. Ishizaka, Alessio & Nemery, Philippe, 2014. "Assigning machines to incomparable maintenance strategies with ELECTRE-SORT," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 45-59.
    3. Denis Bouyssou & Thierry Marchant, 2013. "Some remarks on ELECTRE TRI," Working Papers hal-00942310, HAL.
    4. Bernard Roy & Roman Slowinski, 2013. "Questions guiding the choice of a multicriteria decision aiding method," Post-Print hal-00874292, HAL.
    5. Miłosz Kadziński & Roman Słowiński, 2013. "DIS-CARD: a new method of multiple criteria sorting to classes with desired cardinality," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 56(3), pages 1143-1166, July.

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