Assessing fuzzy sets and the potential of possibility theory

Mark J. Wierman

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The alpha-cut is generalized to depend on relations other than greater-than-or-equal-to. Various measures of fuzziness and specificity are also generalized as assessment functions. A consistent notation and terminology are developed. Possibility theory is introduced, and the assessment functions are recast as potential functions. The nonspecificity function is seen to have special relevance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-261
Number of pages15
JournalInformation Sciences
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jan 1996


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Statistics and Probability

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