An Analysis on Consensus Measures in Group Decision Making
In Group Decision Making (GDM) problems before to obtain a solution a high level of consensus among experts is required. Consensus measures are usually built using similarity functions measuring how close experts’ opinions or preferences are. Similarity functions are defined based on the use of a metric describing the distance between experts’ opinions or preferences. Different distance functions have been proposed to implement consensus measures. This paper analyzes the effect of the application of different aggregation operators combined with the use of different distance functions for measuring consensus in GDM problems. It is concluded that the application of different aggregation operators together with different distance functions has a significant effect on the speed of achieving consensus. These results are analysed and used to derive decision support rules, based on a convergent criterion, that can be used to control the convergence speed of the consensus process using the compared distance functions.
Citation : Del Moral, M.J., Chiclana, F., Tapia, J.M. and Herrera-Viedma, E. (2017) An Analysis on Consensus Measures in Group Decision Making. 2017 4th International Conference on Control, Decision and Information Technologies (CoDIT'17), April 5-7, 2017 at Barcelona, Spain.
Research Group : Centre for Computational Intelligence
Research Institute : Institute of Artificial Intelligence (IAI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes