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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 972159, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/972159
Research Article

A Method for Multiple Attribute Decision Making Based on the Fusion of Multisource Information

1Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Urban ITS, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2Jiangsu Province Collaborative Innovation Center of Modern Urban Traffic Technologies, Nanjing 210096, China
3Department of Mathematics, Zhaoqing University, Zhaoqing 526061, China

Received 29 October 2013; Accepted 21 January 2014; Published 3 March 2014

Academic Editor: Ljubisa Kocinac

Copyright © 2014 F. W. Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We propose a new method for the multiple attribute decision making problem. In this problem, the decision making information assembles multiple source data. Two main advantages of this proposed approach are that (i) it provides a data fusion technique, which can efficiently deal with the multisource decision making information; (ii) it can produce the degree of credibility of the entire decision making. The proposed method performs very well especially for the scenario that there exists conflict among the multiple source information. Finally, a traffic engineering example is given to illustrate the effect of our method.