New KEMIRA method for determining criteria priority and weights in solving MCDM problem

Aleksandras Krylovas, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Natalja Kosareva, Stanislav Dadelo

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This study presents a new KEmeny Median Indicator Ranks Accordance (KEMIRA) method for determining criteria priority and selection criteria weights in the case of two separate groups of criteria for solving multiple criteria decision making (MCDM) problem. Kemeny median method is proposed to generalize experts' opinion. Medians are calculated applying three different measure functions. Criteria weights are calculated and alternatives ranking accomplished by solving optimization problem - minimization of ranks discrepancy function calculated for two groups of criteria. A numerical example for solving specific task of elite selection from security personnel is given to illustrate the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1133
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Information Technology and Decision Making
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 16 2014



  • Kemeny median
  • multiple criteria decision making
  • optimizing algorithm
  • preference feature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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