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Group decision support using fuzzy cognitive maps for causal reasoning

Khan, M.S. and Quaddus, Mohammed (2004) Group decision support using fuzzy cognitive maps for causal reasoning. Group Decision and Negotiation, 13 (5). pp. 463-480.

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Cognitive maps have been used for analysing and aiding decision-making by investigating causal links among relevant domain concepts. A fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) is an extension of a cognitive map with the additional capability of representing feedback through weighted causal links. FCMs can be used as tools for both static as well as dynamic analysis of scenarios evolving with time. An FCM represents an expert's domain knowledge in a form that lends itself to relatively easy integration into a collective knowledge base for a group involved in a decision process. The resulting group FCM has the potential to serve as a useful tool in a group decision support environment. An appropriate methodology for the development and analysis of group FCMs is required. A framework for such a methodology consisting of the development and application phases is presented.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers
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