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Table 5 Linguistic phrases and fuzzy numbers for comparing the preferences of the criteria

From: Risk identification and prioritization in banking projects of payment service provider companies: an empirical study

Linguistic scale relative priority Triangular fuzzy scale Triangular fuzzy scale of the opposite side
Equally important (1, 1, 1) (1, 1, 1)
Almost equally important (1/2, 1, 3/2) (2/3, 1, 2)
Relatively important (1, 3/2, 2) (1/2, 2/3, 1)
Important (3/2, 2, 5/2) (2/5, 1/2, 2/3)
Great importance (2, 5/2, 3) (1/3, 2/5, 1/2)
Absolutely important (5/2, 3, 7/2) (2/7, 1/3, 2/5)
  1. Source: Sinrat and Atthirawon 2015