IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this article

Generalization of the weighted voting method using penalty functions constructed via faithful restricted dissimilarity functions

Listed author(s):
  • Bustince, H.
  • Jurio, A.
  • Pradera, A.
  • Mesiar, R.
  • Beliakov, G.
Registered author(s):

    In this paper we present a generalization of the weighted voting method used in the exploitation phase of decision making problems represented by preference relations. For each row of the preference relation we take the aggregation function (from a given set) that provides the value which is the least dissimilar with all the elements in that row. Such a value is obtained by means of the selected penalty function. The relation between the concepts of penalty function and dissimilarity has prompted us to study a construction method for penalty functions from the well-known restricted dissimilarity functions. The development of this method has led us to consider under which conditions restricted dissimilarity functions are faithful. We present a characterization theorem of such functions using automorphisms. Finally, we also consider under which conditions we can build penalty functions from Kolmogoroff and Nagumo aggregation functions. In this setting, we propose a new generalization of the weighted voting method in terms of one single variable functions. We conclude with a real, illustrative medical case, conclusions and future research lines.

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

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

    Volume (Year): 225 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 472-478

    in new window

    Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:225:y:2013:i:3:p:472-478
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2012.10.009
    Contact details of provider: Web page:

    References listed on IDEAS
    Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:

    in new window

    1. Mesiar, R., 2007. "Fuzzy set approach to the utility, preference relations, and aggregation operators," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 176(1), pages 414-422, January.
    2. Herrera, F. & Martinez, L. & Sanchez, P. J., 2005. "Managing non-homogeneous information in group decision making," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 166(1), pages 115-132, October.
    3. Dubois, Didier & Prade, Henri & Sabbadin, Regis, 2001. "Decision-theoretic foundations of qualitative possibility theory," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 128(3), pages 459-478, February.
    4. Liu, Fang & Zhang, Wei-Guo & Wang, Zhong-Xing, 2012. "A goal programming model for incomplete interval multiplicative preference relations and its application in group decision-making," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 218(3), pages 747-754.
    5. Doumpos, Michael & Zopounidis, Constantin, 2011. "Preference disaggregation and statistical learning for multicriteria decision support: A review," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 209(3), pages 203-214, March.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:225:y:2013:i:3:p:472-478. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.