International Journal of Computational Intelligence Systems

Volume 3, Issue 4, October 2010

Special issue on "Decision Support Systems based on Computing with Words: Applications"

Foreword

1. Computing with Words in Decision support Systems: An overview on Models and Applications

Luis Martinez, Da Ruan, Francisco Herrera
Pages: 382 - 395
Decision making is inherent to mankind, as human beings daily face situations in which they should choose among different alternatives by means of reasoning and mental processes. Many of these decision problems are under uncertain environments with vague and imprecise information. This type of information...

2. Computing with Words in Risk Assessment

Jun Liu, Luis Martinez, Hui Wang, Rosa M. Rodriguez, Vasily Novozhilov
Pages: 396 - 419
This paper presents a comprehensive overview of currently known applications of computing with words (CWW) in risk assessment. It is largely grouped into the following 5 categories: (1) fuzzy number based risk assessment; (2) fuzzy rule-based risk assessment; (3) fuzzy extension of typical probabilistic...

3. A Review on Information Accessing Systems Based on Fuzzy Linguistic Modelling

E. Herrera-Viedma, A.G. Lopez-Herrera
Pages: 420 - 437
This paper presents a survey of some fuzzy linguistic information access systems. The review shows information retrieval systems, filtering systems, recommender systems, and web quality evaluation tools, which are based on tools of fuzzy linguistic modelling. The fuzzy linguistic modelling allows us...

4. An Integrated Methodology using Linguistic PROMETHEE and Maximum Deviation Method for Third-party Logistics Supplier Selection

Chen-Tung Chen, Ping-Feng Pai, Wei-Zhang Hung
Pages: 438 - 451
The purpose of this paper is to present a framework and a suitable method for selecting the best logistics supplier. In general, many quantitative and qualitative criteria should be considered simultaneously for making the decision of logistics supplier selection. The information about judging the...

5. Characterization of Fashion Themes Using Fuzzy Techniques for Designing New Human Centered Products

Y. Zhu, D. Ruan, X. Zeng, L.N. Koehl, C. Chaigneau
Pages: 452 - 460
Fabric selection plays an important role in fashion garment design. Designers often use both physical and normalized linguistic criteria for fabric selection. Perception and preference of consumers in their specific sociocultural context, expressed by fashion themes or emotional linguistic criteria,...

6. Renewable Energy System Selection Based On Computing With Words

Cengiz Kahraman, Ihsan Kaya, Selçuk Cebi
Pages: 461 - 473
Renewable energy is the energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides and geothermal heat. Turkey has a great renewable energy potential with its natural resources such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, and wind. Selection among energy alternatives is a multicriteria...

7. Power Distribution System Planning Evaluation by a Fuzzy Multi-Criteria Group Decision Support System

Tiefeng Zhang, Guangquan Zhang, Jun Ma, Jie Lu
Pages: 474 - 485
The evaluation of solutions is an important phase in power distribution system planning (PDSP) which allows issues such as quality of supply, cost, social service and environmental implications to be considered and usually involves the judgments of a group of experts. The planning problem is thus suitable...

8. An Extended Hierarchical Linguistic Model for Managing Integral Evaluation

Rocio de Andres, Macarena Espinilla, Luis Martinez
Pages: 486 - 500
Performance appraisal is a process used by companies in order to evaluate their employees' efficiency and productivity for planning their Human Resource policies. Traditionally this process has just been carried out by the executive staff but recently it has started to be based on opinions of different...

9. A Social Choice Analysis of the Borda Rule in a General Linguistic Framework

José Luis Garcia-Lapresta, Bonifacio Llamazares, Miguel Martinez-Panero
Pages: 501 - 513
In this paper the Borda rule is extended by allowing the voters to show their preferences among alternatives through linguistic labels. To this aim, we need to add them up for assigning a qualification to each alternative and then to compare such qualifications. Theoretically, all these assessments and...