Hybrid Model Based on Rough Sets Theory and Fuzzy Cognitive Maps for Decision-Making

  • Gonzalo Nápoles
  • Isel Grau
  • Koen Vanhoof
  • Rafael Bello
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8537)


Decision-making could be defined as the process to choose a suitable decision among a set of possible alternatives in a given activity. It is a relevant subject in numerous disciplines such as engineering, psychology, risk analysis, operations research, etc. However, most real-life problems are unstructured in nature, often involving vagueness and uncertainty features. It makes difficult to apply exact models, being necessary to adopt approximate algorithms based on Artificial Intelligence and Soft Computing techniques. In this paper we present a novel decision-making model called Rough Cognitive Networks. It combines the capability of Rough Sets Theory for handling inconsistent patterns, with the modeling and simulation features of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps. Towards the end, we obtain an accurate hybrid model that allows to solve non-trivial continuous, discrete, or mixed-variable decision-making problems.


Decision-making Rough Set Theory Fuzzy Cognitive Maps 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gonzalo Nápoles
    • 1
    • 2
  • Isel Grau
    • 1
  • Koen Vanhoof
    • 2
  • Rafael Bello
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Central “Marta Abreu” de Las VillasSanta ClaraCuba
  2. 2.Hasselt UniversityDiepenbeekBelgium

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