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Inconsistency and non-additive Choquet integration in the Analytic Hierarchy Process

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  • Silvia Bortot
  • Ricardo Alberto Marques Pereira
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    We propose to extend the aggregation scheme of Saaty's AHP, from the standard weighted averaging to the more general Choquet integration. In our model, a measure of inconsistency between criteria is derived from the main pairwise comparison matrix and it is used to construct a non-additive capacity, whose associated Choquet integral reduces to the standard weighted mean in the consistency case. In the general inconsistency case, however, the new aggregation scheme based on Choquet integration tends to attenuate (resp. emphasize) the priority values of the criteria with higher (resp. lower) average inconsistency with the remaining criteria.

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    Paper provided by Department of Computer and Management Sciences, University of Trento, Italy in its series DISA Working Papers with number 2011/06.

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    Length: 32 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2011
    Date of revision: 29 Jul 2011
    Handle: RePEc:trt:disawp:2011/06

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    Keywords: Aggregation Functions; Multiple Criteria Analysis; AHP; Inconsintency; non-additive measures; Choquet integral; and Shapley values.;

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