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Advances in Decision Sciences
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 757868, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/757868
Research Article

Soft Expert Sets

School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor DE, 43600 Bangi, Malaysia

Received 15 June 2011; Revised 12 September 2011; Accepted 19 September 2011

Academic Editor: C. D. Lai

Copyright © 2011 Shawkat Alkhazaleh and Abdul Razak Salleh. 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

In 1999, Molodtsov introduced the concept of soft set theory as a general mathematical tool for dealing with uncertainty. Many researchers have studied this theory, and they created some models to solve problems in decision making and medical diagnosis, but most of these models deal only with one expert. This causes a problem with the user, especially with those who use questionnaires in their work and studies. In our model, the user can know the opinion of all experts in one model. So, in this paper, we introduce the concept of a soft expert set, which will more effective and useful. We also define its basic operations, namely, complement, union intersection AND, and OR. Finally, we show an application of this concept in decision-making problem.