Clusters and pivots for evaluating a large numberof alternatives in AHP

Alessio Ishizaka
2012 Pesquisa Operacional  
AHP has been successful in many cases but it has a major limitation: a larger number of alternatives requires a high number of judgements in the comparison matrices. In order to reduce this problem, we present a method with clusters and pivots. This method also helps with a further four problems of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. It enlarges the comparison scale, facilitates the construction of a consistent or near consistent matrix, eliminates the problem of the choice of the priorities
more » ... ion method and allows the use of incomparable alternatives.
doi:10.1590/s0101-74382012005000002 fatcat:4ssnriy3b5ehvoxwopa7y6qnfy