Multi-Criteria Decision Aid methods are used to find the best option from a set of alternatives when multiple and conflicting criteria have to be optimized simultaneously. The evaluation of the suitability or risk of each alternative is usually performed by assigning a numerical value. However, sometimes the data required to measure a criterion may be found in the form of semantic values such as tags. This paper proposes a methodology to calculate the strength of an outranking relation for a pair of alternatives using semantic criteria following the principles of ELECTRE-III (i.e. by means of concordance and discordance indices). The preferences about semantic data are represented in an ontology by means of objective and subjective functions. The paper explains how this new methodology was applied to analyse different electricity generation technologies using environmental and economic criteria. Two scenarios are tested to show how semantic criteria may influence the final decision.
Martínez-García, MiriamValls, AidaMoreno, AntonioAldea, Arantza
Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment\School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Year of publication: 2018Date of RADAR deposit: 2018-05-04