The complex neutrosophic soft expert relation and its multiple attribute decision-making method

Ashraf Al-Quran, Nasruddin Hassan

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This paper introduces a novel soft computing technique, called the complex neutrosophic soft expert relation (CNSER), to evaluate the degree of interaction between two hybrid models called complex neutrosophic soft expert sets (CNSESs). CNSESs are used to represent two-dimensional data that are imprecise, uncertain, incomplete and indeterminate. Moreover, it has a mechanism to incorporate the parameter set and the opinions of all experts in one model, thus making it highly suitable for use in decision-making problems where the time factor plays a key role in determining the final decision. The complex neutrosophic soft expert set and complex neutrosophic soft expert relation are both defined. Utilizing the properties of CNSER introduced, an empirical study is conducted on the relationship between the variability of the currency exchange rate and Malaysian exports and the time frame (phase) of the interaction between these two variables. This study is supported further by an algorithm to determine the type and the degree of this relationship. A comparison between different existing relations and CNSER to show the ascendancy of our proposed CNSER is provided. Then, the notion of the inverse, complement and composition of CNSERs along with some related theorems and properties are introduced. Finally, we define the symmetry, transitivity and reflexivity of CNSERs, as well as the equivalence relation and equivalence classes on CNSESs. Some interesting properties are also obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101
JournalEntropy
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2018

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Keywords

  • Complex neutrosophic set
  • Complex neutrosophic soft expert set
  • Decision-making
  • Neutrosophic soft relation
  • Single-valued neutrosophic set

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The complex neutrosophic soft expert relation and its multiple attribute decision-making method. / Al-Quran, Ashraf; Hassan, Nasruddin.

In: Entropy, Vol. 20, No. 2, 101, 01.02.2018.

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