Decision support system for evaluating existing apartment buildings based on fuzzy signatures

Gergely I. Molnárka, László T. Kóczy

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In historical district at European cities it is a major problem how to take decision on renovating or replacing existing buildings. This problem is imminent in Budapest (Hungary) in many traditional districts such as the Ferencváros district where we selected a compound area for further examination. By financial aid for the renovation of these buildings which awarded by Municipal Assembly of this district in question there is much uncertainty and confusion concerning how to decide whether or not and how to reconstruct a building where new private owners apply for support. In this paper we propose a formal evaluation method based on fuzzy signature rule bases (the formal being a special case of L-fuzzy object). Using the available expert knowledge we propose a fuzzy signature model including relevance weights and weighted aggregations for each node and parent node, respectively, so that as a result a single membership value may be calculated for each building in question. Linguistic labels for decision (such as worthless, average, highly valuable, etc.) are generated from the values thus obtained. Such linguistic calculations might be of help for the Municipal Assembly awarding financial support. A complete example wit 26 buildings is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-457
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Computers, Communications and Control
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - szept. 27 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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