Fuzzy harmonic mean operators

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  • Zeshui Xu

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    1. School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210 096, P. R. China
    • School of Economics and Management, Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, 210 096, P. R. China
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Abstract

Harmonic mean is a conservative average, which is widely used to aggregate central tendency data. In the existing literature, the harmonic mean is generally considered as a fusion technique of numerical data information. In this paper, we investigate the situations in which the input data are expressed in fuzzy values and develop some fuzzy harmonic mean operators, such as fuzzy weighted harmonic mean operator, fuzzy ordered weighted harmonic mean operator, fuzzy hybrid harmonic mean operator, and so on. Especially, all these operators can be reduced to aggregate interval or real numbers. Then based on the developed operators, we present an approach to multiple attribute group decision making and illustrate it with a practical example. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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