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 (US)
Pages (from-to)247-261
Number of pages15
JournalInformation sciences
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Jan 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Artificial Intelligence


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