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Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrix Theory And Its Application In Decision Making
Dr. P. Rajarajeswari, ,
Department of Mathematics,Chikkanna Govt Arts College,Tirupur.
P. Dhanalakshmi,
Department of Mathematics,Tiruppur Kumaran College for Women,Tirupur.
Abstract
Soft set theory is a newly emerging mathematical tool to deal with uncertain problems.In this paper,we proposed intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices and defined different types of intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices and some operations.Finally we extend our approach in application of these matrices in decision making problems.
Key words Soft set,fuzzy soft set, intuitionistic fuzzy soft set, intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrix.

Introduction
In real life situation, most of the problems in economics, social science, environment etc,have various uncertainties. However most of the existing mathematical tools for formal modeling, reasoning and computing are crisp deterministic and precise in character. There are theories viz,theory of probability, evidence, fuzzy set,intuitionistic fuzzy set, vague set, interval mathematics, rough set for dealing with uncertainties. These theories have their own difficulties as pointed out by Molodtsov[1].In 1999, Molodtsov[1] initiated a novel concept of soft set theory, which is completely new approach for modeling vagueness and uncertainties. Soft set theory has a rich potential for application in solving practical problems in economics, social science, medical science etc. Later on Maji et al [2] have studied the theory of fuzzy soft set.Majumdar et al[3] have further generalised the concept of fuzzy soft sets.Maji et al[4] extended soft sets to intuitionistic fuzzy soft sets.
Matrices play an important role in the broad area of science and engineering. However ,the classical matrix theory sometimes fails to solve the problems involving uncertainties.In [5],Yong et al initiated a matrix representation of a fuzzy soft set and applied it in certain decision making problems.In[6] Borah et al extended fuzzy soft matrix theory and its application.
In this paper,we proposed intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices and defined different types of intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices and some operations.Finally we extend our approach in application of these matrices in decision making problems.

Preliminaries
In this section,we recall some basic notion of fuzzy soft set theory and fuzzy soft matrices

Soft set [1] Suppose that U is an initial universe set and E is a set of parameters, let P(U) denotes the power set of U.A pair(F,E) is called a soft set over U where F is a mapping given by F: EP(U).Clearly, a soft set is a mapping from parameters to P(U),and it is not a set, but a parameterized family of subsets of the Universe.
Example 2.1.Suppose that U={s1,s2,s3,s4} is a set of students and E={e1,e2,e3} is a set of parameters, which stand for result, conduct and sports performances respectively. Consider the mapping from parameters set E to the set of all subsets of power set U.Then soft set (F,E) describes the character of the students with respect to the given parameters, for finding the best student of an academic year.
(F,E) = { {result = s1,s3,s4 } {conduct = s1,s2 } {sports performances = s2,s3,s4 }} We can represent a soft set in the form of Table1
U
Result(e1)
Conduct(e2)
Sports(e3)
s1
1
1
0
s2
0
1
1
s3
1
0
1
s4
1
0
1
Table1

Fuzzy soft set [ 2]
Let U be an initial Universe set and E be the set of parameters. Let A E . A pair (F,A) is called fuzzy soft set over U where F is a mapping given by F: AIU,where IU denotes the collection of all fuzzy subsets of U.
Example 2.2.Consider the example2.1,in soft set(F,E),if s1 is medium in studies, we cannot expressed with only the two numbers 0 and 1,we can characterize it by a membership function instead of the crisp number 0 and 1,which associates with each element a real number in the interval [0,1].Then fuzzy soft set can describe as where A={ e1,e2}
(F,A)={F(e1) = {(s1,0.9), (s2,0.3), (s3,0.8), (s4,0.9)}, F(e2) = {(s1,0.8), (s2,0.9), (s3,0.4), (s4,0.3)}}
We can represent a fuzzy soft set in the form of table2
U
Result(e1)
Conduct(e2)
s1
0.9
0.8
s2
0.3
0.9
s3
0.8
0.4
s4
0.9
0.3
Table2

Fuzzy Soft Matrices[6]
Let U={c1,c2,c3cm} be the Universal set and E be the set of parameters given by E={e1,e2,e3en}.Let A E and (F,A) be a fuzzy soft set in the fuzzy soft class (U,E).Then fuzzy soft set
(F,A) in a matrix form as Amxn =[aij] mxn or
A=[aij] i=1,2,m, j=1,2,3,..n
j ci if e j A
Where aij = j ci represents the membership of ci in the fuzzy set
0 if e j A
F(ej).
Example 2.3.Consider the example2.2, the matrix representation is
0.9 0.8 0
0.3 0.9 0
0.8 0.4 0
0.9 0.3 0

Intuitionistic Fuzzy soft set [ 4]
Let U be an initial Universe set and E be the set of parameters. Let A E . A pair (F,A) is called intuitionistic fuzzy soft set over U where F is a mapping given by F: AIU,where IU denotes the collection of all intuitionistic fuzzy subsets of U.
Example 2.4. Suppose that U={s1,s2,s3,s4} is a set of students and E={e1,e2,e3} is a set of parameters, which stand for result, conduct and sports performances respectively. Consider the mapping from
parameters set A E
to the set of all intuitionistic fuzzy subsets of power set U.Then soft set (F,A)
describes the character of the students with respect to the given parameters, for finding the best student of an academic year.Consider, A={ e1,e2} then intuitionistic fuzzy soft set is
(F,A) = { F(e1) = {(s1,0.8,0.1), (s2,0.3,0.6), (s3,0.8,0.2), (s4,0.9,0.0)},
F(e2) = {(s1,0.8,0.1), (s2,0.9,0.1), (s3,0.4,0.5), (s4,0.3,0.6)}


Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrix Theory

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrix(IFSM)
Let U={c1,c2,c3cm} be the Universal set and E be the set of parameters given by E={e1,e2,e3en}.Let A
E and (F,A) be a intuitionistic fuzzy soft set in the fuzzy soft class (U,E).Then intuitionistic fuzzy soft set (F,A) in a matrix form as Amxn =[aij] mxn or A=[aij] i=1,2,m, j=1,2,3,..n
j ci , j ci
Where aij =
0,1
if e j A
if e j A
j ci represents the membership of ci in the intuitionistic fuzzy set F(ej).
j ci represents the nonmembership of ci in the intuitionistic fuzzy set F(ej).
Example 3.1 Suppose that U={s1,s2,s3,s4} is a set of students and E={e1,e2,e3} is a set of parameters, which stand for result, conduct and sports performances respectively. Consider the mapping from
parameters set A E
to the set of all intuitionistic fuzzy subsets of power set U.Then soft set (F,A)
p>describes the character of the students with respect to the given parameters, for finding the best student of an academic year.Consider, A={ e1,e2} then intuitionistic fuzzy soft set is
(F,A) = { F(e1) = {(s1,0.8,0.1), (s2,0.3,0.6), (s3,0.8,0.2), (s4,0.9,0.0)},
F(e2) = {(s1,0.8,0.1), (s2,0.9,0.1), (s3,0.4,0.5), (s4,0.3,0.6)}.
We would represent this intuitionistic fuzzy soft set in matrix form as
0.8, 0.1 0.8, 0.1 0.0,1.0
0.3, 0.6 0.9, 0.1 0.0,1.0
0.8, 0.2 0.4, 0.5 0.0,1.0
0.9, 0.0 0.3, 0.6 0.0,1.0

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft sub Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bij] IFSM mxn , Then A is a intuitionistic fuzzy soft submatrix
of B,denoted by A B if A B and A B i, j

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft null (zero)Matrix
An intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrix of order mxn is called intuitionistic fuzzy soft null (zero)matrix if all its elements are (0,1).It is denoted by .

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft universal Matrix
An intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrix of order mxn is called intuitionistic fuzzy soft universal matrix if all its elements are (1,0).It is denoted by U .

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft equal Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bij] IFSM mxn , Then A is equal to B,denoted by A B if if A = B and A=B i, j

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft transpose Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn Then AT is a intuitionistic fuzzy soft transpose matrix of A if AT = [aji]

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft rectangular Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where Soft rectangular Matrix if m n.
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then A is called a Intuitionistic Fuzzy

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft square Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where Soft rectangular Matrix if m= n.
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then A is called a Intuitionistic Fuzzy

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft rowMatrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where Soft row Matrix if m= 1.
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then A is called a Intuitionistic Fuzzy

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft columnMatrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where Soft rectangular Matrix if n=1.
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then A is called a Intuitionistic Fuzzy

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft diagonal Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then A is called a Intuitionistic Fuzzy
Soft diagonal Matrix if m= n and aij
0,1. for all i j

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft scalar Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then A is called a Intuitionistic Fuzzy
Soft scalar Matrix if m= n and aij
0,1 for all i j and aij
, , [0,1], [0,1] i =j

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft upper triangular Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then A is called a Intuitionistic Fuzzy
Soft upper triangular Matrix if m= n and aij
0,1 for all i> j .

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft lower triangular Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then A is called a Intuitionistic Fuzzy
Soft upper triangular Matrix if m= n and aij
0,1 for all i< j .

Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft triangular Matrix
A Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrix is said to be triangular if it is either Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft lower triangular Matrix or Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft upper triangular Matrix.

Addition of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrices
If A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bij] IFSM mxn , then we define A+B,addition of A and B as
A+B = [ cij]mxn
= (max(A,B),min(A,B)) i, j
Example 3.2
Consider
0.8, 0.1 0.4, 0.5 0.6, 0.3 0.8, 0.2
2 X 2
2 X 2
2 X 2
2 X 2
A 0.7, 0.3 0.4, 0.6 and B = 0.7, 0.3 0.5, 0.5
are two intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices, then the sum of these two is
0.8, 0.1 0.8, 0.2
2 X 2
2 X 2
A B 0.7, 0.3 0.5, 0.5

Subtraction of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrices
If A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bij] IFSM mxn , then we define AB,subtraction of A and B as AB = [ cij]mxn
= (min(A,B),max(A,B)) i, j
Example 3.2
Consider
0.8, 0.1 0.4, 0.5 0.6, 0.3 0.8, 0.2
2 X 2
2 X 2
2 X 2
2 X 2
A 0.7, 0.3 0.4, 0.6 and B = 0.7, 0.3 0.5, 0.5
are two intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices, then the subtraction of these two is
0.7,0.3)
0.7,0.3)
A B (0.6,0.3)
(0.4,0.5)
(0.4,0.6
(0.4,0.6
3.17 Product of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrices
If A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bjk] IFSM nxp , then we define A*B, multiplication of A and B
as
A*B = [ cik]mxp
= (max min(Aj , Bj ), minmax( Aj , Bj )) i,j
Example 3.2
Consider
0.8, 0.1 0.4, 0.5 0.6, 0.3 0.8, 0.2
2 X 2
2 X 2
2 X 2
2 X 2
A 0.7, 0.3 0.4, 0.6 and B = 0.7, 0.3 0.5, 0.5
are two intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices, then the product of these two matrices is
0.6, 0.3 0.8, 0.2
2 X 2
2 X 2
A *B 0.6, 0.3 0.7, 0.3
Remark: A*B B*A

Proposition
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bij] IFSM mxn, C = [cij] IFSM mxn then

A

A U

A A

A B, B C A C

PROOF: It follows from the definition. 3.2Proposition
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bij] IFSM mxn, C = [cij] IFSM mxn then

A =A

A + U U

A +B = B+A

(A+ B) C A+(B+C)
PROOF: It follows from the definition.
3.18 Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Complement Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where a c , c .
Then AC is called a Intuitionistic
ij j i j i
Fuzzy Soft Complement Matrix if AC =[ bij]mxn
bij
j ci , j ci i,j.
Example 3.3
0.8, 0.1 0.4, 0.5
2 X 2
2 X 2
let A 0.7, 0.3 0.4, 0.6
be intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrix, then the complement of this matrix is
0.3, 0.7 0.6, 0.4
0.3, 0.7 0.6, 0.4
Ac 0.1, 0.8 0.5, 0.4
2 X 2
3.3Proposition

(Ac )c = A

c U

(A +U)c =

(A+ B)c (B A)c
3.19 Scalar multiple of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then scalar multiple of Intuitionistic
Fuzzy Soft Matrix A by a scalar k is defined by kA =[ kaij]mxn where 0 k 1.
Example 3.4
0.8, 0.1 0.4, 0.5
2 X 2
2 X 2
let A 0.7, 0.3 0.4, 0.6
be intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrix, then the scalar multiple of this matrix by k=0.5 is
0.40, 0.05 0.2, 0.25
2 X 2
2 X 2
kA 0.35, 0.15 0.2, 0.30
3.4 Proposition
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where
0 m, n 1,then
aij
j ci , j ci .
if m,n are two scalars such that

m(nA) = (mn)A

m n mA nA
iii) A B mA mB
3.19 Trace of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where m=n,
m m
m m
Matrix A is trA = aii i ii .
aij
j ci , j ci .
Then trace of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft
i1 i1
Example 3.5
0.8, 0.1 0.4, 0.5
2 X 2
2 X 2
let A 0.7, 0.3 0.4, 0.6
be intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrix, then trace of this matrix is trA=0.8–0.1+0.4 –0.6 = 0.5
3.5Proposition
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxm ,where
0 m 1,then

tr(kA)=k trA

(kA)T=kAT
aij
j ci , j ci .
if m isa two scalar such that


Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrix Theory in Decision Making

Value matrix
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn ,where aij
j ci , j ci .
Then we define the Value matrix of
Intuitionistic Fuzzy Soft Matrix A is V(A) =[aij ] j ci j ci i=1,2,m,j=1,2,n

Score matrix
If A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bij] IFSM mxn , then we define Score matrix of A and B as
S(A,B)=[dij]mxn where [dij] =V(A)V(B) 4.2Total Score
Let A = [aij] IFSM mxn , B = [bij] IFSM mxn .Let the corresponding Value matrices be V(A),V(B)
n
n
and their score matrix is S(A,B)=[dij]mxn then we define Total Score for each ci in U is Si= dij
j 1
Methodology
Suppose U is a set of candidates appearing in an interview for appointment in Manager post in a company.Let E is a set of parameters related to managerial level of candidates.We construct IFSS
c
c
(F,E)over U represent the selection of candidate by field expert X,where F is a mapping F:EIFU,IFU is the collection of all intuitionistic Fuzzy subsets of U. We further construct another IFSS (G,E)over U represent the selection of candidate by field expert Y,where G is a mapping G:EIFU,IFU is the collection of all intuitionistic Fuzzy subsets of U.The matricesA and B corresponding to the intuitionistic Fuzzy softsets (F,E) and (G,E) are constructed,we compute the complements (F,E)c and (G,E)c and their matrices Ac and Bc corresponding to (F,E)c and (G,E)c respectively. compute A+B which is the maximum membership of selection of candidates by the judges. compute Ac+Bc which is the maximum membership of non selection of candidates by the judges. using def (4.1) ,Compute V(A+B),V(Ac+Bc)
S((A+B),( c
)) and the total score Si for each candidate in U.Finally find Sj = max(Si),then conclude that the
A +B
candidate cj has selected by the judges.If Sj has more than one value the process is repeated by reassessing the parameters.


ALGORITHM
Step1:Input the intuitionistic fuzzy soft set (F,E) , (G,E) and obtain the intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices A,B corresponding to (F,E) and (G,E) respectively .
Step2: Write the intuitionistic fuzzy soft complement set (F,E)c , (G,E)c and obtain the intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices Ac,Bc corresponding to (F,E)c and (G,E)c respectively .
Step3:Compute (A+B),(Ac+Bc), V(A+B),V(Ac+Bc) and S((A+B),( c c))
A +B
Step4:Compute the total score Si for each ci inU.
Step5:Find c for which max (Si) .
Then we conclude that the candidate ci is selected for the post .
Incase max Si occurs for more than one value, then repeat the process by reassessing the parameters.

CASE STUDY
Let (F,E) and (G,E) be two intuitionistic fuzzy soft set representing the selection of four candidates from the universal set U= {c1,c2,c3,c4} by the experts X,and Y.Let E = {e1,e2,e3} be the set of parameters which stand for confident ,presence of mind and willingness to take risk.
(F,E)={F(e1 )={(c1,0.7,0.1) ),(c2,0.5,0.5), (c3,0.1,0.8), (c4,0.4,0.6)}
F(e2 )={(c1,0.6,0.3) ),(c2,0.4,0.6), (c3,0.5,0.4), (c4,0.7,0.3)}
F(e3)={(c1,0.5,0.4) ),(c2,0.7,0.2), (c3,0.6,0.3), (c4,0.5,0.4)}}
(G,E)={G(e1 )={(c1,0.6,0.2) ),(c2,0.6,0.4), (c3,0.2,0.7), (c4,0.6,0.4)}
G(e2 )={(c1,0.6,0.3) ),(c2,0.5,0.5), (c3,0.6,0.4), (c4,0.8,0.1)}
G(e3)={(c1,0.5,0.5) ),(c2,0.8,0.1), (c3,0.7,0.1), (c4,0.5,0.4)}}
These two intuitionistic fuzzy soft sets are represented by the following intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices respectively
e1 e2 e3 e1 e2 e3
c1
A = c2
c3
c4
(0.7, 0.1) (0.6, 0.3) (0.5, 0.4)
(0.5, 0.5) (0.4, 0.6) (0.7, 0.2)
(0.1, 0.8) (0.5, 0.4) (0.6, 0.3)
(0.4, 0.6) (0.7, 0.3) (0.5, 0.4)
c1
B = c2
c3
c4
(0.6, 0.2) (0.6, 0.3) (0.5, 0.5)
(0.6, 0.4) (0.5, 0.5) (0.8, 0.1)
(0.2, 0.7) (0.6, 0.4) (0.7, 0.1)
(0.6, 0.4) (0.8, 0.1) (0.5, 0.4)
Then the intuitionistic fuzzy soft complement matrices are
e1 e2 e3 e1 e2 e3
c1
Ac = c2
c3
c4
(0.1, 0.7) (0.3, 0.3) (0.4, 0.5)
(0.5, 0.5) (0.6, 0.4) (0.2, 0.7)
(0.8, 0.1) (0.4, 0.5) (0.3, 0.6)
(0.6, 0.4) (0.8, 0.1) (0.4, 0.5)
c1
Bc = c2
c3
c4
(0.2, 0.6) (0.3, 0.6) (0.5, 0.5)
(0.4, 0.6) (0.5, 0.5) (0.1, 0.8)
(0.7, 0.2) (0.4, 0.6) (0.1, 0.7)
(0.4, 0.6) (0.1, 0.8) (0.4, 0.5)
Then the addition matrices are
e1 e2 e3
e1 e2 e3
c1 (0.7, 0.1) (0.6, 0.3) (0.5, 0.4)
c1 (0.2, 0.6) (0.3, 0.6) (0.5, 0.5)
c (0.5, 0.5) (0.5, 0.4) (0.2, 0.7)
c
A+B = 2
(0.6, 0.4) (0.5, 0.5) (0.8, 0.1)
Ac + Bc = 2
c (0.2, 0.7) (0.6, 0.4) (0.7, 0.1)
c3 (0.8, 0.1) (0.4, 0.5) (0.3, 0.6)
3
c (0.6, 0.4) (0.3, 0.7) (0.4, 0.5)
c4 (0.6, 0.4) (0.8, 0.1) (0.5, 0.4) 4
e1 e2 e3 e1 e2 e3
c1 0.6 0.3 0.1
c1 .4 .3 0.0
c 0.2 0.0 0.7
c 0.0 0.1
.5
V(A+ B) = 2 V(Ac + Bc ) = 2
c3 .5 0.2 0.6
c 0.2 0.7 0.1
c3 0.7
c 0.2
.1
.4
.3
.1
4 4
Calculate the score matrix and the total score for selection
e1 e2 e3
c1 1.0 0.6 0.1
c 0.2 .1 1.2
S =c c
S =c c
2
((A+ B),( A B )) c3
1.2 0.2 0.9
c4
0.0 1.1 0.2
c1 1.7
c 1.3
Total score =
2
c3 0.0
c
4 1.3
We see that the first candidate has the maximum value and thus conclude that from both the experts opinion,candidate c1 is selected for the post.

Conclusion
In this paper,we proposed intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices and defined different types of intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrices and some operations.Finally we extend our approach in application of these matrices in decision making problems.Our work is infact an attempt to extend the notion of intuitionistic fuzzy soft matrix.Future work in this regard would be required to study whether the notions put forward in this paper yield a fruitful result.

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