A new approach for Delphi processes based on group consensus with linguistic terms

Núria Agell, Christ Jan Van Ganzewinkel, Mónica Sánchez, Llorenc Roselló, Francesc Prats, Peter Andriessen

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Abstract

A new approach for Delphi processes including a measure of consensus based on linguistic terms is introduced in this paper. The measure of consensus involves qualitative reasoning techniques and is based on the concept of entropy. In the proposed approach, consensus is reached automatically without the need for neither a moderator nor a final interaction among panelists. In addition, it permits panelists to answer with different levels of precision depending on their knowledge on each question. An illustrative example considering the opinions of stake holders in neonate health-care to reach a final consensual definition of chronic pain in neonates is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages5-10
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479920723
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sept 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: 6 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
ISSN (Print)1098-7584

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, FUZZ-IEEE 2014
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period6/07/1411/07/14

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