Uncertainty Measures

  • George J. Klir
  • Mark J. Wierman
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 15)


When the seemingly unique connection between uncertainty and probability theory was broken, and uncertainty began to be conceived in terms of the much broader frameworks of fuzzy set theory and fuzzy measure theory, it soon became clear that uncertainty can manifest itself in different forms. These forms represent distinct types of uncertainty. In probability theory, uncertainty is manifested only in one form.


Shannon Entropy Belief Function Possibility Distribution Evidence Theory Possibility Theory 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • George J. Klir
    • 1
  • Mark J. Wierman
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Intelligent Systems and Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied ScienceBinghamton University — SUNYBinghamtonUSA
  2. 2.Center for Research in Fuzzy Mathematics and Computer Science and Mathematics and Computer Science DepartmentCreighton UniversityOmahaUSA

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