There exist various types of similarity measures for intuitionistic fuzzy sets in the literature. However, in many studies the interactions among the elements are ignored in the construction of the similarity measure. This paper presents a cosine similarity measure for intuitionistic fuzzy sets by using a Choquet integral model in which the interactions between elements are considered. The proposed similarity measure is applied to some pattern recognition problems and the results are compared with some existing results to demonstrate the effectiveness of this new similarity measure.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2017Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 28, Issue 2 (2017), pp. 387–402
This paper proposes the concepts of a neutrosophic number and a trapezoidal neutrosophic number (TNN), the basic operational relations of TNNs, and the score function of TNN. Then, we develop a trapezoidal neutrosophic weighted arithmetic averaging (TNWAA) operator and a trapezoidal neutrosophic weighted geometric averaging (TNWGA) operator to aggregate TNN information and investigate their properties. Furthermore, a multiple attribute decision making method based on the TNWAA and TNWGA operators and the score function of TNN is established under a TNN environment. Finally, an illustrative example of investment alternatives is given to demonstrate the application and effectiveness of the developed approach.
Pub. online:1 Jan 2016Type:Research ArticleOpen Access
Volume 27, Issue 1 (2016), pp. 179–202
This paper proposes the concept of an interval neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy set (INHFS) and the operational relations of INHFSs. Then, we develop correlation coefficients of INHFSs and investigate the relation between the similarity measures and the correlation coefficients. Furthermore, a multiple attribute decision making method based on the correlation coefficients is established under interval neutrosophic hesitant fuzzy environment. Through the correlation coefficients between each alternative and the ideal alternative, we obtain the ranking order of all alternatives and the best one. Finally, an illustrative example of investment alternatives is given to demonstrate the application and effectiveness of the developed approach.