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Journal of Optimization
Volume 2013, Article ID 913467, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/913467
Research Article

Application of Fuzzy DEMATEL in Risks Evaluation of Knowledge-Based Networks

Department of Management and Soft Technologies, Malek-e Ashtar University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Received 28 June 2013; Revised 30 October 2013; Accepted 2 November 2013

Academic Editor: F. Hosseinzadeh Lotfi

Copyright © 2013 M. Abbasi 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.

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