Document Type : Research Paper

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1 University of Quebec in Montreal

2 Biju Patnaik University of Technology

Abstract

The present paper proposes a new application of the prediction of human behavior using TOPSIS as an appropriate tool for data optimization. Our hypothesis was that the analysis of the candidates with this method was influenced by the change of their behavior. We found that the behavior change could occur in more than one time span when the behavior of two candidates changed simultaneously. One of the advantages of this study is that the pattern of the behavior change with time is predicted with this method. Another advantage is that the modifications in the TOPSIS algorithm has made the predictions independent from the need of changing the fuzzy membership degrees of the candidates. This is the first time that these modifications in this technique with a new application including the numerical analysis of cognitive data are reported. Our results can be used in cognitive science, experimental psychology, cognitive informatics and artificial intelligence.

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