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A method for dealing with inconsistencies in pairwise comparisons. (English) Zbl 1067.90070

Summary: The Pairwise Comparison method is a powerful inference tool for assessing the relative importance of a set of items. Formally, its objective is to make compatible decision maker’s assignments (paired comparison) with properties needed for obtaining an overall rank. In this paper, we propose a distance-based framework for analysing this kind of compatibility. In this context, goal programming is proposed as an attractive and flexible tool.

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90B50 Management decision making, including multiple objectives
90C59 Approximation methods and heuristics in mathematical programming
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