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


A turning point in our understanding of the concept of uncertainty was reached when it became clear that there are several types of uncertainty. This new insight was obtained by examining uncertainty emerging from mathematical theories more general than classical set theory and probability theory.


Shannon Entropy Fuzzy Measure Evidence Theory Unresolved Problem 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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