Fuzzy weighted average as a fuzzified aggregation operator and its properties. (English) Zbl 1438.68202

Summary: The weighted average is a well-known aggregation operator that is widely applied in various mathematical models. It possesses some important properties defined for aggregation operators, like monotonicity, continuity, idempotency, etc., that play an important role in practical applications. In the paper, we reveal whether and in which way such properties can be observed also for the fuzzy weighted average operator where the weights as well as the weighted values are expressed by noninteractive fuzzy numbers. The usefulness of the obtained results is discussed and illustrated by several numerical examples.


68T37 Reasoning under uncertainty in the context of artificial intelligence
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