Ranking Causes of Road Accident Occurrence Using Extended Interval Type-2 Fuzzy TOPSIS

  • Nurnadiah Zamri Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
  • Syibrah Naim Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Lazim Abdullah Universiti Malaysia Terengganu

Abstract

Over the past century there has been a dramatic increase in the number of road accidents in Malaysia. Hence, it is necessary to create a decision making method which can consider various preferences and criteria in order to identify the main causes of the accidents. This paper proposes an Interval Type-2 Fuzzy Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to Ideal Solution (IT2FTOPSIS) method which provides a comprehensive valuation from experts. This method is developed based on the aggregation of experts’ opinions on preferred causes of road accidents. The extended IT2FTOPSIS employs a linguistic scales of positive and negative Interval Type-2 Trapezoidal Fuzzy Number (IT2TrFN) and hybrid averaging approach (from an ambiguity and type-reduction methods) to formulate a collective decision environment. Three authorised personnel from three Malaysian Government agencies were interviewed where they were asked to rank the causes. The analysis shows that the linguistic scales of positive and negative Interval Type-2 Trapezoidal Fuzzy Number (IT2TrFN) and hybrid averaging approach are effective in measuring the uncertainties in the interviewees’ responses. Thus this paper concludes that the extended IT2FTOPSIS is more aligned with the users’ decisions compared to the earlier IT2FTOPSIS.

 

Keywords: Multiple criteria decision-making; interval type-2 fuzzy set; IT2FTOPSIS; road accidents

Author Biographies

Nurnadiah Zamri, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
Faculty of Informatics and Computing
Syibrah Naim, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics
Lazim Abdullah, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics

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Published
2016-12-28
How to Cite
Zamri, N., Naim, S., & Abdullah, L. (2016). Ranking Causes of Road Accident Occurrence Using Extended Interval Type-2 Fuzzy TOPSIS. Malaysian Journal of Applied Sciences, 1(1), 24-44. Retrieved from https://journal.unisza.edu.my/myjas/index.php/myjas/article/view/21
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Research Articles