A Framework for Representation and Manipulation of Vague Knowledge

  • Van Nam Huynh
  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3131)


This paper introduces the notion of a fuzzy context model as a formal framework for representation and manipulation of vague knowledge. The motivation for the fuzzy context model arises from the consideration of several practical situations in data analysis, interpretation of vague concepts, and modeling expert knowledge for decision-making support. It is shown that the fuzzy context model can provide a constructive approach to fuzzy sets of type 2 emerged from a view-point of modeling vaguely conceptual knowledge as well as to a uncertainty measure of type 2, which is induced from vague knowledge expressed linguistically.


Fuzzy context model uncertainty measure of type 2 decision-making context-dependent fuzzy set 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Van Nam Huynh
    • 1
  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Knowledge ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyTatsunokuchiJapan

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