Refined Simplified Neutrosophic Similarity Measures Based on Trigonometric Function and Their Application in Construction Project Decision-Making

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1 Department of Civil Engineering, Shaoxing University, 508 Huancheng West Road, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province 312000, P.R. China

2 Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Shaoxing University, 508 Huancheng West Road, Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province 312000, P.R. China


Refined simplified neutrosophic sets (RSNSs) are appropriately used in decision-making problems with sub-attributes considering their truth components, indeterminacy components, and falsity components independently. This paper presents the similarity measures of RSNSs based on tangent and cotangent functions. When the weights of each element/attribute and each sub-element/sub-attribute in RSNSs are considered according to their importance, we propose the weighted similarity measures of RSNSs and their multiple attribute decision-making (MADM) method with RSNS information. In the MADM process, the developed method gives the ranking order and the best selection of alternatives by getting the weighted similarity measure values between alternatives and the ideal solution according to the given attribute weights and sub-attribute weights. Then, an illustrative MADM example in a construction project with RSNS information is presented to show the effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed MADM method under RSNS environments. This study extends existing methods and provides a new way for the refined simplified neutrosophic MADM problems containing both the attribute weight and the sub-attribute weights.


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