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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014, Article ID 873454, 11 pages
Research Article

Multicriteria Decision Making Method Based on the Higher Order Hesitant Fuzzy Soft Set

Department of Mathematics, Quchan University of Advanced Technology, Quchan, Iran

Received 7 April 2014; Revised 11 May 2014; Accepted 13 May 2014; Published 21 August 2014

Academic Editor: Pierpaolo D’Urso

Copyright © 2014 B. Farhadinia. 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.


The main goal of this contribution is to introduce the concept of higher order hesitant fuzzy soft set as an extension of fuzzy soft set that encompasses most of the existing extensions of fuzzy soft set as special cases. Furthermore, this new concept provides us with a method for dealing with multicriteria fuzzy decision making problems which are difficult to explain in other existing extensions of fuzzy soft set theory, especially when problems involve parameters with different-dimensional levels.