Document Type : Article
SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Delhi-NCR Campus, Ghaziabad (UP), India
Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan(HP), India
CMR College of Engineering & Technology, Kandlakoya, Hyderabad (TS), India
The notion of interval-valued Pythagorean fuzzy sets permits four important parameters, i.e., membership degree, non-membership degree, and a pair of values strength of commitment and direction of commitment, to a given set to have an interval value in dealing with imprecise information. In the present communication, a new accuracy function is being provided to overcome the shortcomings of the existing score and available accuracy functions for interval-valued Pythagorean fuzzy sets. The validity of the proposed accuracy function has been discussed in detail through the illustrative examples. Further, a new interval-valued Pythagorean fuzzy $p$-distance measure for interval-valued Pythagorean fuzzy numbers has been proposed and used in context with the existing weighted averaging operators. Finally, in view of the proposed accuracy function, distance measure and weighted averaging operators, a numerical example of multi-criteria decision-making problem has been solved to validate the proposed methodology.