Linguistic Decision Analysis Based Technology Project Assessment

Xiu-Li Pang; Yu-Qiang Feng; Wei-Jiang
June 2007
Journal of Digital Information Management;Jun2007, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p142
Academic Journal
The problem considered in this paper is that of selecting, from a set of proposals or a subset of projects to be undertaken. Technology project assessment is influenced by a large number of factors, and many times it is hard to measure them in numbers or an objectively way. This paper addresses this by presenting a method for identifying and assessing key project characteristics, which are crucial for a technology project's assessment. Fistly, this paper builds a new set of indicators of technology project assessment after analysing the process of it. Secondly, this paper introduces two aggregation operators in the technology project to deal with two situations of technology project assessment respectively, including linguistic and subjective information and pair comparison of preference relation. The methods consist of a number of well-defined steps, which are described in detail. Finally, examples show that the proposed methods with the linguistic decision analysis are useful and provide an understanding way for the decision maker.


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