Compactness measurement using fuzzy multicriteria decision making for redistricting

Wang, Yin Chai and Bong, Chin Wei (2002) Compactness measurement using fuzzy multicriteria decision making for redistricting. Proceedings of IEEE Region 10 International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Technology TENCON 2001.. ISSN ISBN: 0-7803-7101-1

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Abstract

This paper presents a new method for compactness assessment in redistricting planning using Fuzzy Multicriteria Decision Making. An Enhanced Compactness Index (ECI) representing the overall plan with respect to each criterion is obtained by using triangular fuzzy number. The ECI is generated based on the synthesis of the concepts of fuzzy set theory, AHP, /spl alpha/-cuts concept and index of optimism of district planners to estimate the degree of satisfaction of the judgements on a district plan. The proposed method is more flexible, simple and comprehensive with easy computation and efficiency which facilitates its uses In compactness measurement in redistricting application like school redistricting, election boundary redistricting and others. A case study on forest blocking Is presented to demonstrate Its applicability in redistricting applications with respect to their redistricting goals and criteria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Fuzzy System, Geographical Information System, Information systems, Environmental management, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 06:26
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2017 06:26
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/16554

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