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Kristóf Ábele-Nagy

Abstract

Pairwise comparison matrices are of key importance in multi-attribute decision analysis. A matrix is incomplete if some of the elements are missing. The eigenvector method, to derive the weights of criteria, can be generalized for the incomplete case by using the least inconsistent completion of the matrix. If inconsistency is indexed by CR, defined by Saaty, it leads to the minimization of the Perron eigenvalue. This problem can be transformed to a convex optimization problem. The paper presents a method based on the Newton iteration, univariate and multivariate. Numerical examples are also given.