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  • Absolute order-of-magnitude reasoning applied to a social multi-criteria evaluation framework 

    Afsordegan, Arayeh; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Agell Jané, Núria; Aguado Chao, Juan Carlos; Gamboa Jimenez, Gonzalo (2016-01)
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    A social multi-criteria evaluation framework for solving a real-case problem of selecting a wind farm location in the regions of Urgell and Conca de Barberá in Catalonia (northeast of Spain) is studied. This paper applies ...
  • A consensus degree for hesitant fuzzy linguistic decision making 

    Montserrat Adell, Jordi; Agell Jané, Núria; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    This paper proposes a measure of consensus for group decision making in the hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets framework. An extension of the set of hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets is considered to capture differences ...
  • A consensus model for Delphi processes with linguistic terms and its application to chronic pain in neonates definition 

    Agell Jané, Núria; van Ganzewinkel,, Christ Jan; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Roselló Saurí, Llorenç; Prats Duaygues, Francesc; Andriessen, Peter (2015-10)
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    This paper proposes a new model of consensus based on linguistic terms to be implemented in Delphi processes. The model of consensus involves qualitative reasoning techniques and is based on the concept of entropy. The ...
  • A measure of perceived performance to assess resource allocation 

    Sayeras, Josep M.; Agell, Nuria; Rovira Llobera, Xari; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Dawson, John A. (Springer, 2016-08-01)
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    Performance measurement is a key issue when a company is designing new strategies to improve resource allocation. This paper offers a new methodology inspired by classic importance-performance analysis (IPA) that provides ...
  • A new approach for Delphi processes based on group consensus with linguistic terms 

    Agell Jané, Núria; van Ganzewinkel,, Christ Jan; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Roselló Saurí, Llorenç; Prats Duaygues, Francesc; Andriessen, Peter (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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    A new approach for Delphi processes including a measure of consensus based on linguistic terms is introduced in this paper. The measure of consensus involves qualitative reasoning techniques and is based on the concept ...
  • A recommender system based on group consensus 

    Roselló Saurí, Llorenç; Prats Duaygues, Francesc; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Agell Jané, Núria (2010)
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    This paper presents the foundation for a new methodology for a collaborative recommender system (RS). This methodology is based on the degree of consensus of a group of users stating their preferences via qualitative ...
  • Computing distances between decision makers using hesitant fuzzy linguistic makers using hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets 

    Agell Jané, Núria; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Prats Duaygues, Francesc; Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier (2015)
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    Given a finite totally ordered set of linguistic terms, the operations intersection and connected union provide a lattice structure to the set of hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets. In this framework, hesitant fuzzy ...
  • Consensus, dissension and precision in group decision making by means of an algebraic extension of hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets 

    Montserrat Adell, Jordi; Agell, Nuria; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier (Elsevier, 2018-07)
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    Present measures of the degree of agreement in group decision-making using hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets allow consensus or agreement measurement when decision makers’ assessments involve hesitance. Yet they do not ...
  • Decision making under uncertainty using a qualitative TOPSIS method for selecting sustainable energy alternatives 

    Afsordegan, Arayeh; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Agell Jané, Núria; Zahedi, Siamak; Cremades Oliver, Lázaro Vicente (2016-03-15)
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    Multi-criteria decision-making methods support decision makers in all stages of the decision-making process by providing useful data. However, criteria are not always certain as uncertainty is a feature of the real world. ...
  • Finding the most sustainable wind farm sites with a hierarchical outranking decision aiding method 

    Afsordegan, Arayeh; Del Vasto, Luis; Valls Mateu, Aïda; Agell, Nuria; Sánchez Soler, Monica (2017-07-28)
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    This paper considers the problem of finding suitable sites for wind farms in a region of Catalonia (Spain). The evaluation criteria are structured into a hierarchy that identifies several intermediate sub-goals dealing ...
  • From qualitative absolute order-of-magnitude to the extended set of Hesitant Fuzzy Linguistic Term Sets 

    Montserrat Adell, Jordi; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier; Agell Jané, Núria (2016)
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    Hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets were introduced to grasp the uncertainty existing in human reasoning. In this paper, inspired by absolute order-of-magnitude qualitative reasoning techniques, an extension of the set ...
  • Group decision-making system based on a qualitative location function: an application to chocolates design 

    Agell Jané, Núria; Sánchez Hernández, Germán; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier (2013)
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    When a group of experts is involved in the design of a new product as a team, consensus and Group decision making (GDM) techniques able to deal with complex descriptions are required. In addition, individual decisions ...
  • Influential factors in water planning for sustainable tourism destinations 

    Vila Fernández-Santacruz, Mar; Afsordegan, Arayeh; Agell Jané, Núria; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Costa Guix, Gerard (2018-02-01)
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    Many destinations are implementing various water management alternatives to diminish the environmental impacts of tourism and increase sustainability. These efforts toward sustainability can be understood as part of corporate ...
  • L-Fuzzy sets for group linguistic preference modeling: an application to assess a firm’s performance 

    Agell Jané, Núria; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Prats Duaygues, Francesc (2015)
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    Given a finite totally ordered set of linguistic descriptions, the extended set of qualitative labels with different levels of precision L is constructed. In this framework, qualitative descriptions of a given set are ...
  • Measuring the Consensus in Group Decision by means of Qualitative Reasoning 

    Roselló Saurí, Llorenç; Prats Duaygues, Francesc; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Agell Jané, Núria (2009-11-09)
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    This paper presents a mathematical framework to assess the consensus found among different evaluators who use ordinal scales in group decision-making and evaluation processes. This framework is developed on the basis of ...
  • Modeling group assessments by means of hesitant fuzzy linguistic term sets 

    Montserrat Adell, Jordi; Agell, Nuria; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Prats Duaygues, Francesc; Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier (2017-09)
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    Hesitant linguistic term sets have been introduced to capture the human way of reasoning using linguistic expressions involving different levels of precision. In this paper, a lattice structure is provided to the set of ...
  • Multi-criteria decision making with linguistic labels: a comparison of two methodologies applied to energy planning 

    Afsordegan, Arayeh; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Agell Jané, Núria; Cremades Oliver, Lázaro Vicente; Zahedi, Siamak (2014)
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    This paper compares two multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) approaches based on linguistic label assessment. The first approach consists of a modified fuzzy TOPSIS methodology introduced by Kaya and Kahraman in 2011. ...
  • On fuzzy-qualitative descriptions and entropy 

    Prats Duaygues, Francesc; Roselló Saurí, Llorenç; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Agell Jané, Núria (2016-08-01)
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    This paper models the assessments of a group of experts when evaluating different magnitudes, features or objects by using linguistic descriptions. A new general representation of linguistic descriptions is provided by ...
  • Promoting consensus in the concept mapping methodology: an application in the hospitality sector 

    Fornell, Albert; Rodrigo, Zaida; Rovira Llobera, Xari; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Santoma, Ricard; Teixidor Navarro, Francesc; Golobardes Ribé, Elisabet (2015-12-01)
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    The concept mapping methodology aims to respond to the non trivial task of conceptualising abstract thoughts by means of a focus group composed by experts from the studied domain. The approach defines a set of general steps ...
  • Selecting the best taste: a group decision-making application to chocolates design 

    Agell Jané, Núria; Sánchez Hernández, Germán; Sánchez Soler, Monica; Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier (2013)
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    Creation and design of products based on human sensory perceptions, such as color, smell or taste, require the participation of professionals or experts with highly developed sensory abilities. When a group of experts ...