A bibliometric analysis of fuzzy decision making research

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Annual Conference of the North American Fuzzy Information Processing Society - NAFIPS, 2017
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© 2016 IEEE. Fuzzy decision-making consists in making decisions under complex and uncertain environments where the information can be assessed with fuzzy sets and systems. The aim of this study is to review the main contributions in this field by using a bibliometric approach. For doing so, the article uses a wide range of bibliometric indicators including the citations and the h-index. Moreover, it also uses the VOS viewer software in order to map the main trends in this area. The work considers the leading journals, articles, authors, institutions and countries. The results indicate that the Zadeh L.A. led the origins of fuzzy research and Ronald Yager is the most prominent author in FDM. The USA was the traditional leader in this field with the most significant researcher. However, during the last years, this field is receiving more attention by Asian authors that are starting to lead the field. This discipline has a strong potential and the expectations for the future is that it will continue to grow.
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