Modeling Environmental Syndromes with Distinct Decision Attitudes

  • Gloria Bordogna
  • Mirco Boschetti
  • Pietro A. Brivio
  • Paola Carrara
  • Daniela Stroppiana
  • C. J. Weissteiner
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 297)


The paper proposes to model environmental syndromes based on a soft revision of bipolar information, namely consisting of a set of contextual conditions constraining the flourishing of the syndrome (negative information), and a typical pattern of notable symptoms (positive information) that are indeed proxies of observations of the syndrome occurrence. Three strategies are defined to revise positive information based on negative one with the objective of modeling distinct decision attitudes, both rational cautious and rational precautionary attitudes, taking into account information coherence, and emotional alarming attitude, taking into account only bits of information in order to highlight critical situations.


bipolar information merging knowledge and observations rational and emotional decisions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gloria Bordogna
    • 1
  • Mirco Boschetti
    • 2
  • Pietro A. Brivio
    • 2
  • Paola Carrara
    • 2
  • Daniela Stroppiana
    • 2
  • C. J. Weissteiner
    • 3
  1. 1.CNR IDPADalmineItaly
  2. 2.IREA-CNRMilanoItaly
  3. 3.Joint Research Centre (JRC)Institute for Environment and SustainabilityIspraItaly

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