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Advances in Decision Sciences
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 937092, 15 pages
Research Article

Decision Making in Uncertain Rural Scenarios by means of Fuzzy TOPSIS Method

1Grupo de Producción Animal, Universidad de Politécnica de Cartagena, 30204 Murcia, Spain
2Departamento de Electrónica Tecnología de Computadoras y Proyectos, Universidad de Politécnica de Cartagena, 30202 Murcia, Spain
3Grupo de Gestión, Aprovechamiento y Recuperación de Suelos y Aguas (GARSA), Universidad de Politécnica de Cartagena, 30204 Murcia, Spain
4Departamento de Ciencias de la Computación e Inteligencia Artificial, CITIC Universidad de Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain

Received 27 December 2010; Revised 24 May 2011; Accepted 1 August 2011

Academic Editor: David Bulger

Copyright © 2011 Eva Armero 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.


A great deal of uncertain information which is difficult to quantify is taken into account by farmers and experts in the enterprise when making decisions. We are interested in the problems of the implementation of a rabbit-breeding farm. One of the first decisions to be taken refers to the design or type of structure for housing the animals, which is determined by the level of environmental control sought to be maintained in its interior. A farmer was consulted, and his answers were incorporated into the analysis, by means of the fuzzy TOPSIS methodology. The main purpose of this paper is to study the problem by means of the fuzzy TOPSIS method as multicriteria decision making, when the information was given in linguistic terms.