Bozóki, Sándor and Fülöp, János and Poesz, Attila (2015) On reducing inconsistency of pairwise comparison matrices below an acceptance threshold. CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OPERATIONS RESEARCH, 23 (4). pp. 849866. ISSN 1435246X

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Abstract
A recent work of the authors on the analysis of pairwise comparison matrices that can be made consistent by the modification of a few elements is continued and extended. Inconsistency indices are defined for indicating the overall quality of a pairwise comparison matrix. It is expected that serious contradictions in the matrix imply high inconsistency and vice versa. However, in the 35year history of the applications of pairwise comparison matrices, only one of the indices, namely CR proposed by Saaty, has been associated to a general level of acceptance, by the well known ten percent rule. In the paper, we consider a wide class of inconsistency indices, including CR, CM proposed by Koczkodaj and CI by Peláez and Lamata. Assume that a threshold of acceptable inconsistency is given (for CR it can be 0.1). The aim is to find the minimal number of matrix elements, the appropriate modification of which makes the matrix acceptable. On the other hand, given the maximal number of modifiable matrix elements, the aim is to find the minimal level of inconsistency that can be achieved. In both cases the solution is derived from a nonlinear mixedinteger optimization problem. Results are applicable in decision support systems that allow real time interaction with the decision maker in order to review pairwise comparison matrices.
Item Type:  Article 

Subjects:  H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány H Social Sciences / társadalomtudományok > HB Economic Theory / közgazdaságtudomány > HB5 Mathematical economics / matematikai közgazdaságtan Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika Q Science / természettudomány > QA Mathematics / matematika > QA72 Algebra / algebra 
Depositing User:  Dr. Sándor Bozóki 
Date Deposited:  11 Sep 2018 12:23 
Last Modified:  11 Sep 2018 12:23 
URI:  http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/83487 
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