Multi-granularity Intelligent Information Processing

  • Guoyin WangEmail author
  • Ji Xu
  • Qinghua Zhang
  • Yuchao Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9437)


Multi-granularity thinking, computation and problem solving are effective approaches for human being to deal with complex and difficult problems. Deep learning, as a successful example model of multi-granularity computation, has made significant progress in the fields of face recognition, image automatic labeling, speech recognition, and so on. Its idea can be generalized as a model of solving problems by joint computing on multi-granular information/knowledge representation (MGrIKR) in the perspective of granular computing (GrC). This paper introduces our research on constructing MGrIKR from original datasets and its application in big data processing. Firstly, we have a survey about the study of the multi-granular computing (MGrC), including the four major theoretical models (rough sets, fuzzy sets, quotient space,and cloud model) for MGrC. Then we introduce the five representative methods for constructing MGrIKR based on rough sets, computing with words(CW), fuzzy quotient space based on information entropy, adaptive Gaussian cloud transformation (A-GCT), and multi-granularity clustering based on density peaks, respectively. At last we present an MGrC based big data processing framework, in which MGrIKR is built and taken as the input of other machine learning and data mining algorithms.


Multi-granularity Fuzzy sets Rough sets Quotient space Cloud model Hierarchical clustering Density peaks Deep learning 



This work is partly supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant numbers of 61272060, 61472056 and 61305055, and Natural Science Foundation Key Project of Chongqing of P. R. China under Grant No. CSTC2013jjB40003.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guoyin Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ji Xu
    • 2
    • 3
  • Qinghua Zhang
    • 1
  • Yuchao Liu
    • 4
  1. 1.Chongqing Key Laboratory of Computational IntelligenceChongqing University of Posts and TelecommunicationsChongqingChina
  2. 2.School of Information Science and TechnologySouthwest Jiaotong UniversityChengduChina
  3. 3.Institute of Electronic Information TechnologyChongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, CASChongqingChina
  4. 4.Chinese Institute of Command and ControlBeijingChina

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