Title: Fuzzy decision maps: a generalization of the DEMATEL methods
Authors: Tzeng, Gwo-Hshiung
Chen, Wen-Hsien
Yu, Rachung
Shih, Meng-Lin
Institute of Management of Technology
Keywords: Structural model;Fuzzy decision maps;Fuzzy cognitive maps;Decision making trial and evaluation laboratory;Multiple criteria decision making
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2010
Abstract: The Decision making trial and evaluation laboratory (DEMATEL) method is used to build and analyze a structural model with causal relationships between different criteria. In this paper, it shows that DEMATEL is the specific case of fuzzy decision maps (FDM) when the threshold function is linear. Both FDM and DEMATEL have the same direct and indirect influence matrix. FDM incorporates the eigenvalue method, the fuzzy cognitive maps, and the weighting equation. In addition two numerical examples are illustrated to demonstrate the proposed results. On the basis of the mathematical proof and numerical results, we can conclude that FDM is a generalization of DEMATEL method.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00500-009-0507-0
ISSN: 1432-7643
DOI: 10.1007/s00500-009-0507-0
Volume: 14
Issue: 11
Begin Page: 1141
End Page: 1150
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