Measure of linguistic specificity

Cary D. Butler, John Yen

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Abstract

Understanding the level of uncertainty associated with a prediction is valuable in determining its utility in decision making. One measure of information is Yager's notion of specificity. Yager views specificity as the degree to which a possibility distribution points to a single element in the universe of discourse (U). Specificity in relation to U may complicate its utility in the optimization of fuzzy models in their linguistic space. An increase in granularity is useful to measure the amount of information contained in a possibility distribution in relation to fuzzy sets as opposed to U. This abstracted view of specificity motivates the need for a more generalized version of specificity, denoted Linguistic Specificity (SpL), where alternatives are measured in relation to the linguistic terms. Such a generalization is useful in support of automating decisions in a fuzzy domain. Results of the linguistic specificity measure are illustrated using an automobile fuel consumption example.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
PublisherIEEE
Volume3
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Fuzzy Systems Conference, FUZZ-IEEE'99 - Seoul, South Korea
Duration: Aug 22 1999Aug 25 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Fuzzy Systems Conference, FUZZ-IEEE'99
CitySeoul, South Korea
Period8/22/998/25/99

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Linguistics
Specificity
Possibility Distribution
Automotive fuels
Fuzzy sets
Fuel consumption
Decision making
Measures of Information
Automobile
Fuzzy Model
Granularity
Fuzzy Sets
Decision Making
Uncertainty
Optimization
Prediction
Alternatives
Term

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Applied Mathematics

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Butler, C. D., & Yen, J. (1999). Measure of linguistic specificity. In IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (Vol. 3). IEEE.
Butler, Cary D. ; Yen, John. / Measure of linguistic specificity. IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. Vol. 3 IEEE, 1999.
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Butler CD, Yen J. Measure of linguistic specificity. In IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems. Vol. 3. IEEE. 1999