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Analytic hierarchy process

About: Analytic hierarchy process is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 17920 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 364287 citation(s). The topic is also known as: AHP.

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Book ChapterDOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-032599-6.50008-8
Thomas L. Saaty1, Kevin P. KearnsInstitutions (1)
01 Jan 1985-
Abstract: This chapter provides an overview of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), which is a systematic procedure for representing the elements of any problem hierarchically. It organizes the basic rationality by breaking down a problem into its smaller constituent parts and then guides decision makers through a series of pair-wise comparison judgments to express the relative strength or intensity of impact of the elements in the hierarchy. These judgments are then translated to numbers. The AHP includes procedures and principles used to synthesize the many judgments to derive priorities among criteria and subsequently for alternative solutions. It is useful to note that the numbers thus obtained are ratio scale estimates and correspond to so-called hard numbers. Problem solving is a process of setting priorities in steps. One step decides on the most important elements of a problem, another on how best to repair, replace, test, and evaluate the elements, and another on how to implement the solution and measure performance.

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Topics: Analytic network process (61%), Analytical hierarchy (58%), Analytic hierarchy process (58%) ...read more

16,510 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/0377-2217(90)90057-I
Thomas L. Saaty1Institutions (1)
Abstract: This paper serves as an introduction to the Analytic Hierarchy Process — A multicriteria decision making approach in which factors are arranged in a hierarchic structure. The principles and the philosophy of the theory are summarized giving general background information of the type of measurement utilized, its properties and applications.

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6,254 Citations



Open accessJournal Article
Thomas L. Saaty1Institutions (1)
01 Jan 2002-Scientia Iranica
Abstract: Decisions involve many intangibles that need to be traded off. To do that, they have to be measured along side tangibles whose measurements must also be evaluated as to, how well, they serve the objectives of the decision maker. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a theory of measurement through pairwise comparisons and relies on the judgements of experts to derive priority scales. It is these scales that measure intangibles in relative terms. The comparisons are made using a scale of absolute judgements that represents, how much more, one element dominates another with respect to a given attribute. The judgements may be inconsistent, and how to measure inconsistency and improve the judgements, when possible to obtain better consistency is a concern of the AHP. The derived priority scales are synthesised by multiplying them by the priority of their parent nodes and adding for all such nodes. An illustration is included.

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5,663 Citations


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1504/IJSSCI.2008.017590
Thomas L. Saaty1Institutions (1)
Abstract: Decisions involve many intangibles that need to be traded off To do that, they have to be measured along side tangibles whose measurements must also be evaluated as to, how well, they serve the objectives of the decision maker The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) is a theory of measurement through pairwise comparisons and relies on the judgements of experts to derive priority scales It is these scales that measure intangibles in relative terms The comparisons are made using a scale of absolute judgements that represents, how much more, one element dominates another with respect to a given attribute The judgements may be inconsistent, and how to measure inconsistency and improve the judgements, when possible to obtain better consistency is a concern of the AHP The derived priority scales are synthesised by multiplying them by the priority of their parent nodes and adding for all such nodes An illustration is included

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5,626 Citations


Performance
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No. of papers in the topic in previous years
YearPapers
202231
2021932
20201,089
20191,082
20181,043
20171,038

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Topic's top 5 most impactful authors

Thomas L. Saaty

109 papers, 67.2K citations

Cengiz Kahraman

45 papers, 4.9K citations

Gülçin Büyüközkan

30 papers, 2.9K citations

Alessio Ishizaka

28 papers, 761 citations

José María Moreno-Jiménez

20 papers, 820 citations

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