MP-OWA: the most preferred OWA operator

Ali Emrouznejad

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In practical term any result obtained using an ordered weighted averaging (OWA) operator heavily depends upon the method to determine the weighting vector. Several approaches for obtaining the associated weights have been suggested in the literature, in which none of them took into account the preference of alternatives. This paper presents a method for determining the OWA weights when the preferences of alternatives across all the criteria are considered. An example is given to illustrate this method and an application in internet search engine shows the use of this new OWA operator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)847-851
Number of pages5
JournalKnowledge based systems
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • OWA operator
  • aggregate weighting
  • decision making
  • preference of alternatives
  • most preferred OWA
  • meta-search engine


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