Dealing with chaotic results of Kemeny ranking determination

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Multidimensional ordinal measurement in a form of problem of a single consensus ranking determination for m rankings of n alternatives is considered in the paper. The Kemeny rule is one of deeply justified ways to solve the problem allowing to find such a linear order (Kemeny ranking) of alternatives that a distance (defined in terms of a number of pair-wise disagreements between rankings) from it to the initial rankings is minimal. But computational experiments outcomes show that the approach can give considerably more than one optimal solutions what argues instability of the measurement procedure. Hence, special efforts to avoid this phenomenon are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-334
Number of pages7
JournalMeasurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Consensus relation
  • Kemeny ranking problem
  • Multidimensional ordinal measurement
  • Multiple optimal solutions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Education
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics

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