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Linguistic terms with weakened hedges: A model for qualitative decision making under uncertainty

Hai Wang, Zeshui Xu, Xiao-Jun Zeng
2018 Information Sciences  
Accordingly, the negation, order relations and some basic operations of LTWHs are defined.  ...  The semantics of a LTWH is determined, objectively, based on the semantics of the term and a similarity measure of the reference domain.  ...  Acknowledgement This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 71571123, 71601092, 61640220), the Key University Science Research Project of Jiangsu Province  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ins.2017.12.036 fatcat:xomurf7jknfdvhbeu6cb5xyviy

Dealing with Similarity Relations in Fuzzy Ontologies

Afef Bahri, Rafik Bouaziz, Faiez Gargouri
2007 IEEE International Fuzzy Systems conference proceedings  
Crisp ontologies become less suitable in all domains in which the concepts to be represented have vague, uncertain and imprecise definitions.  ...  The latter approach needs to be dealt with differently in crisp and fuzzy ontologies. This is the scope of this paper.  ...  The conjunction, disjunction and negation of fuzzy sets can be easily applied to the interpretation of fuzzy concepts.  ... 
doi:10.1109/fuzzy.2007.4295645 dblp:conf/fuzzIEEE/BahriBG07 fatcat:wzbuxe4qofawdjc2ssy3avipwa

Managing multi-granularity linguistic information in qualitative group decision making: an overview

Zeshui Xu, Hai Wang
2015 Granular Computing  
Due to the different backgrounds and levels of knowledge of experts, linguistic term sets with different cardinality and/or semantics are used.  ...  In this paper, we present a comprehensive review on relative developments of multi-granularity linguistic term sets by several perspectives, such as the transformation techniques, the aggregation functions  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank Editor-in-Chief and two anonymous reviewers for their helpful comments and suggestions, which have led to an improved version of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s41066-015-0006-x fatcat:yr4dagusnvey7hgu4jgggofuxi

Fuzzy Cognitive Maps in Business Analysis and Performance-Driven Change

G. Xirogiannis, M. Glykas
2004 IEEE transactions on engineering management  
This new approach proposes the utilization of the fuzzy causal characteristics of fuzzy cognitive maps (FCMs) as the underlying methodology in order to generate a hierarchical and dynamic network of interconnected  ...  This research also establishes generic maps that supplement the strategic planning and business analysis phases of typical redesign projects in order to implement the integration of hierarchical FCMs into  ...  Lazaridis for participating in the evaluation of the proposed tool.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tem.2004.830861 fatcat:chj6spnunrbnzlzy3byr6uzwla

A model based on linguistic 2-tuples for dealing with multigranular hierarchical linguistic contexts in multi-expert decision-making

F. Herrera, L. Martinez
2001 IEEE Transactions on Systems Man and Cybernetics Part B (Cybernetics)  
In those problems that deal with multiple sources of linguistic information we can find problems defined in contexts where the linguistic assessments are assessed in linguistic term sets with different  ...  In this paper, we shall present a type of multigranular linguistic contexts we shall call linguistic hierarchies term sets, such that, when we deal with multigranular linguistic information assessed in  ...  In the same way that the hierarchical linguistic variables for the design of hierarchical systems of linguistic rules are introduced in [36] , in the following we are going to introduce a hierarchical  ... 
doi:10.1109/3477.915345 pmid:18244784 fatcat:cxmbseh6lrgujdxajzq54rsiyy

Ontology Alignment Architecture for Semantic Sensor Web Integration

Susel Fernandez, Ivan Marsa-Maestre, Juan Velasco, Bernardo Alarcos
2013 Sensors  
This paper presents a system for ontology alignment in the Semantic Sensor Web which uses fuzzy logic techniques to combine similarity measures between entities of different ontologies.  ...  Sensor networks are a concept that has become very popular in data acquisition and processing for multiple applications in different fields such as industrial, medicine, home automation, environmental  ...  Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Sensors 2013, 13  ... 
doi:10.3390/s130912581 pmid:24051523 pmcid:PMC3821309 fatcat:uo6fb42t3fbojdw3s6bmlscxae

A parametric representation of linguistic hedges in Zadeh's fuzzy logic

V.N. Huynh, T.B. Ho, Y. Nakamori
2002 International Journal of Approximate Reasoning  
This paper proposes a model for the parametric representation of linguistic hedges in Zadeh's fuzzy logic.  ...  Also, a fuzzy logic based on the parametric representation of linguistic truth-values is introduced.  ...  He was also supported partially by the National Program in Natural Sciences of Vietnam.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0888-613x(02)00075-0 fatcat:wfv44twc5ndx3fqmgvgj7ieuje

A Fuzzy Linguistic Methodology to Deal With Unbalanced Linguistic Term Sets

F. Herrera, E. Herrera-Viedma, L. Martinez
2008 IEEE transactions on fuzzy systems  
In this paper, we present a fuzzy linguistic methodology in order to deal with unbalanced linguistic term sets.  ...  model that uses the 2-tuple fuzzy linguistic computational model to accomplish processes of CW with unbalanced term sets in a precise way and without loss of information.  ...  Linguistic Hierarchies The concept of linguistic hierarchies was introduced in [15] to design hierarchical systems of linguistic rules.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tfuzz.2007.896353 fatcat:qns6o7mxg5bzpffvpsxfd6zoyu

Information Gathering on the Internet Using a Distributed Intelligent Agent Model with Multi-Granular Linguistic Information [chapter]

F. Herrera, E. Herrera-Viedma, L. Martínez, C. Porcel
2004 Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing  
The use of the linguistic information provides a more flexibility in the communication among agents and between agents and users.  ...  The great variety of representations of the information in Internet is the main obstacle to this communication.  ...  In Section 2 we present a short review of the fuzzy linguistic approach, of the 2-tuple fuzzy linguistic representation model and of the hierarchical linguistic contexts.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-39988-9_5 fatcat:qjs25vfo3ndwdfngjx7yw2va5y

An Efficient Multimodal Language Processor for Parallel Input Strings in Multimodal Input Fusion

Yong Sun, Yu Shi, Fang Chen, Vera Chung
2007 International Conference on Semantic Computing (ICSC 2007)  
In this paper we present an approach that combines multimedia reasoning and natural language processing for the semantic integration of automatic and manual image annotations based on domain ontologies  ...  We discuss how to apply natural language processing to transform natural language descriptions and queries into an ontological representation that allows users to formulate formal semantics in an intuitive  ...  In addition to the extended fuzzy semantics, the authors present a set of interesting features: (i) concrete domains as fuzzy sets, (ii) fuzzy modifiers such as very and slightly, and (iii) fuzziness in  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsc.2007.61 dblp:conf/semco/SunSCC07 fatcat:3tofx2vj3fbapklqkvzbjmcuby

Recommending biomedical resources: A fuzzy linguistic approach based on semantic web

J. M. Morales-del-Castillo, Eduardo Peis, Antonio A. Ruiz, E. Herrera-Viedma
2010 International Journal of Intelligent Systems  
In this paper, we present a filtering and recommender system that applies Semantic Web technologies and fuzzy linguistic modeling techniques to provide users valuable information about resources that fit  ...  To carry out the recommendation process, we have defined three software agents (interface, task, and information agents) that are distributed in a five level hierarchical architecture.  ...  Acknowledgments This paper has been developed with financing of the Andalusian excellence project (TIC05299), FEDER funds in PETRI project (PET2007-0460) and FUZZYLING project (TIN2007-61079).  ... 
doi:10.1002/int.20447 fatcat:gnhaqzwmkrdrjfbzyybpzl46qu

An Ontological Analysis and Natural Language Processing of Figures of Speech

Christiana Panayiotou
2020 International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications  
Prepositional noun phrases are used widely in a multiplicity of domains to describe real world events and activities.  ...  semantic relations of the concepts involved.  ...  Fuzzy domain relevant work One approach to the classification of textual tokens is via the use of fuzzy modelling of the concepts of the domain.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijaia.2020.11102 fatcat:vafivgzrsbbhjargr4o252swsi

On the Interest of Spatial Relations and Fuzzy Representations for Ontology-Based Image Interpretation

Isabelle Bloch, Céline Hudelot, Jamal Atif
2006 Advances in Pattern Recognition  
In particular, we propose operational models of spatial relations, based on fuzzy representations.  ...  In this context, ontologies provide a powerful framework to represent domain knowledge, concepts and their relations, and to reason about them.  ...  In our case, linguistic symbols are application domain concepts defined by their linguistic names and their definition.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789812772381_0002 fatcat:wrb4fehvhnf77o4mfx3ldm7zfe

A linguistic decision process in group decision making

F. Herrera, E. Herrera-Viedma, J. L. Verdegay
1996 Group Decision and Negotiation  
This is developed using the concept of fuzzy majority for deriving a collective linguistic preference; and the concept of nondominated alternatives for deriving the selected alternatives in the linguistic  ...  In order to obtain the nondominated alternatives we present a novel reformulation of Orlovski's nondominance degree under linguistic information.  ...  For instance, as an illustration, Figure 2 shows the hierarchical structure of linguistic values or labels.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf00419908 fatcat:4n67eorls5hbhn4ai5bdzfuz6e

A fuzzy cognitive map approach to support urban design

George Xirogiannis, Joseph Stefanou, Michael Glykas
2004 Expert systems with applications  
This paper is concerned with proposing a fuzzy cognitive map (FCM) driven approach for implementing expert decision support in the area of urban design.  ...  The current approach utilizes the inherent analogies between SLD resolution trees and FCMs and proposes the generation of multi-branch map hierarchies in order to model the disjointed conjuncts of the  ...  The authors wish to thank Dr Archontoula Vasilara, Dr Theodora Maratou, Smaro Petratou-Fragkiadaki, and Julia Stefanou for participating in the evaluation of the proposed methodology tool.  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0957-4174(03)00140-4 fatcat:qvfwagyr2nea3ctnot55shsf7u
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