Uncertainty theory is a branch of axiomatic mathematics dealing with experts’ belief degree. Considering the uncertainty with experts’ belief degree in the evaluation system and the different roles which different indices play in evaluating the overall goal with a hierarchical structure, a new comprehensive evaluation method is constructed based on uncertainty theory. First, index scores and weights of indices are described by uncertain variables and evaluation grades are described by uncertain sets. Second, weights of indices with respect to the overall goal are introduced. Third, a new uncertainty comprehensive evaluation method is constructed and proved to be a generalization of the weighted average method. Finally, an application is developed in evaluating software quality, which shows the effectiveness of the new method.
Jiqiang Chen. Litao Ma. Chao Wang. Hong Zhang. Jie Wan. "A New Uncertainty Evaluation Method and Its Application in Evaluating Software Quality." J. Appl. Math. 2014 1 - 9, 2014. https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/145285