Proceedings of the 7th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT-11)

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Determining the accuracy in image supervised classification problems

Daniel Gomez, Javier Montero
A large number of accuracy measures for crisp supervised classification have been developed in supervised image classification literature. Overall accuracy, Kappa index, Kappa location, Kappa histo and user accuracy are some well-known examples. In this work, we will extend and analyze some of these...
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Fuzzy based subcutaneous fat assessment in real time ultrasound images

Pedro Couto, Severiano Silva, Edurne Barrenechea, Ana Santos, Pedro Melo-Pinto
The present work addresses the study of techniques of digital image processing based on fuzzy logic for subcutaneous fat (SF) estimation in real time ultrasound (RTU) images. The process for SF automatic estimation in RTU images is divided into two steps: the identification of the image area corresponding...
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Closing and Opening based on discrete t-norms. Applications to natural Image Analysis

Manuel González-Hidalgo, Sebastià Massanet
This paper delves deeply into the recently introduced mathematical morphology based on discrete t-norms. Closing and opening operators and the concepts of open and closed objects are introduced. All the properties satisfied by nilpotent t-norms, even the generalized idempotence, hold too. After that,...
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One Image Reduction Algorithm for RGB Color Images

Daniel Paternain, Aranzazu Jurio, Miguel Pagola, Humberto Bustince, Gleb Beliakov
We investigate the problem of combining or aggregating several color values given in coding scheme RGB. For this reason, we study the problem of averaging values on lattices, and in particular on discrete product lattices. We study the arithemtic mean and the median on product lattices. We apply these...
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All-Pairs Evolving Fuzzy Classifiers for On-line Multi-Class Classification Problems

Edwin Lughofer
In this paper, we propose a novel design of evolving fuzzy classifiers in case of multi-class classification problems. Therefore, we exploit the concept of all-pairs aka all-versus-all classification using binary classifiers for each pair of classes, which has some advantages over direct multi-class...
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On-line Redundancy Elimination in Evolving Fuzzy Regression Models using a Fuzzy Inclusion Measure

Edwin Lughofer, Eyke Hüllermeier
This paper tackles the problem of complexity reduction in evolving fuzzy regression models of the Takagi-Sugeno type. The incremental model adaptation process used to evolve such models over time, often produces redundancies such as overlapping rule antecedents. We propose the use of a fuzzy inclusion...
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Incorporating Dynamic Uncertainties into a Fuzzy Classifier

Jens Hülsmann, Andreas Buschermohle, Werner Brockmann
Dealing with classification problems in practice often has to cope with uncertain information, either in the training or in the operation phase or both. Modeling these uncertainties allows to enhance the robustness or performance of the classifier. In this paper we focus on the operation phase and present...
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Learning in dynamic environments: application to the diagnosis of evolving systems

Moamar Sayed-Mouchaweh, Omar Ayad, Noureddine Malki
In dynamic environments, data characteristics may drift over time. This leads to deteriorate dramatically the performance of incremental learning algorithms over time. This is because of the use of data which is no more consistent with the characteristics of new incoming one. In this paper, an approach...
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Searching for a compromise between satisfaction and diversity in database fuzzy querying

Olivier Pivert, Allel Hadjali, Grégory Smits
This paper deals with fuzzy queries and describes an approach that aims at providing users with a set of answers which satisfies a diversity criterion on one or several attributes. Different cases are considered and two types of algorithms are described. The first one, which has a linear complexity...
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Bipolarity in ear biometrics

Joachim Nielandt, Antoon Bronselaer, Tom Matthé, Guy De Tré
Identifying people using their biometric data is a problem that is getting increasingly more attention. This paper investigates a method that allows the matching of people in the context of victim identification by using their ear biometric data. A high quality picture (taken professionally) is matched...
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Linguistic Summarization of Time Series Data using Genetic Algorithms

Rita Castillo-Ortega, Nicolás Marín, Daniel Sánchez, Andrea G.B. Tettamanzi
In this paper, the use of an evolutionary approach when obtaining linguistic summaries from time series data is proposed. We assume the availability of a hierarchical partition of the time dimension in the time series. The use of natural language allows the human users to understand the resulting summaries...
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Bipolarity and the relational division

Nouredine Tamani, Ludovic Liétard, Daniel Rocacher
A fuzzy bipolar relation is a relation defined by a fuzzy bipolar condition, which could be interpreted as an association of a constraint and a wish. In this context, the extension of the relational division operation to bipolarity is studied in this paper. Firstly, we define a bipolar division when...
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Different interpretations of fuzzy gradual-inclusion-based IR models

Laurent Ughetto, Vincent Claveau
Recently, a theoretical fuzzy IR system, based on gradual inclusion measures, has been proposed [1]. In this model, derived from the division of fuzzy relations, the gradual inclusion of a query in a document is modeled by a fuzzy implication. In previous papers, we have shown that, under some assumptions,...
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Fuzzy methods for database protection

Vicenc Torra, Daniel Abril, Guillermo Navarro-Arribas
Data privacy has become an important topic of research. Ubiquitous databases and the eclosion of web technology eases the access to information. This information can be related to individuals, and, thus, sensitive information about users can be easily accessed by interested parties. Data privacy focuses...
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Fuzzy Transforms and Fragile Watermarking Tamper Detection on Coded Images

Ferdinando Di Martino, Salvatore Sessa
An original image is compressed with fuzzy transforms and is divided in images of sizes 2×2 on which we apply a known fragile watermarking process. A preprocessing phase is considered to determine the better compression rate for the coding process. We test this scheme in tamper detection analysis on...
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Fuzzy and Fourier Transforms

Irina Perfilieva, Petra Hod'áková
The fuzzy transform (F-transform for short) is a universal tool for a fuzzy modeling with convincing applications to image processing. The aim of this contribution is to explain the effect of the Ftransform in image processing. With this purpose, we investigate properties of the Fourier transform over...
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Imprecise linear filtering: a second step

Olivier Strauss, Agnès Rico
Linear digital signal processing consists in convoluting the input sampled signal with the discrete version of the impulse response of a filter designed by an expert. More than often, a unique impulse response does not represent the complete knowledge of the expert who should have proposed more than...
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Forecasting seasonal time series with computational intelligence: contribution of a combination of distinct methods.

Martin Stepnicka, Juan Peralta Donate, Paulo Cortez, Lenka Vavríková, German Gutierrez
Accurate time series forecasting are important for displaying the manner in which the past continues to affect the future and for planning our day to day activities. In recent years, a large literature has evolved on the use of computational intelligence in many forecasting applications. In this paper,...
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Statistical analysis of a smoothing filter based on fuzzy transform

Michal Holcapek, Tomáš Tichý
The paper is devoted to the smoothing of discrete functions using the fuzzy transform (shortly, Ftransform) introduced by Perfilieva in [1]. We generalize a smoothing filter based on the fuzzy transform proposed in [2] to obtain a better control on the smoothed functions. For this purpose, a generalization...
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Fuzzy Function: Theoretical and Practical Point of View

Irina Perfilieva
The aim of this investigation is to reconsider two notions of fuzzy function, namely: a fuzzy function as a special fuzzy relation and a fuzzy function as a mapping between fuzzy spaces. We propose to combine both notions in such a way that a fuzzy function as a relation determines a fuzzy function...
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Monotonicity of fuzzy rule bases: On differences between graded and non-graded approaches

Martina Danková, Martin Štepnicka, Bernard De Baets
This contribution provides an exhaustive explanation of the graded approach to the monotonicity property (of a fuzzy relation) and its non-graded version. Our framework is algebraic. We present a wide variety of examples to support our claims relating to the well defined notion and suitability for fuzzy...
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Transitive Openings

Dionis Boixader, Jordi Recasens
Though the transitive closure of a reflexive and symmetric fuzzy relation R is unique and there are several algorithms to calculate it, there can be many transitive openings (maximal T-indistinguishability operators among the ones smaller than or equal to R). This paper presents a method to calculate...
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Some dependencies among attributes given by fuzzy confirmation measures

Jiri Kupka, Iva Tomanová
This paper is devoted to fuzzy association analysis. Our motivation to this work arose from mining of linguistic associations, however found relations among mined associations are valid in general. Three the most commonly used support and confidence measures are considered and various relations among...
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Quasi-arithmetic means and OWA functions in interval-valued and Atanassov's intuitionistic fuzzy set theory

Glad Deschrijver
In this paper we propose an extension of the wellknown OWA functions introduced by Yager to interval-valued (IVFS) and Atanassov's intuitionistic (AIFS) fuzzy set theory. We first extend the arithmetic and the quasi-arithmetic mean using the arithmetic operators in IVFS and AIFS theory and investigate...
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Weighted Voting Method Using Atanassov's Intuitionistic Fuzzy Preference Relations and Ignorance Functions

Daniel Paternain, Aranzazu Jurio, Edurne Barrenechea, Humberto Bustince, Benjamin Bedregal, Eulalia Szmidt
In this work we present a method for constructing an Atanassov's intuitionistic fuzzy preference relation from a fuzzy preference relation that takes into account the ignorance of the expert when evaluating the preferences in the latter. Moreover, we present two algorithms that make use of this method...
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The Spearman and Kendall rank correlation coefficients between intuitionistic fuzzy sets

Eulalia Szmidt, Janusz Kacprzyk
This paper is a continuation of our previous work on Pearson's coefficient r and we discuss here the concept of the Spearman correlation coefficient and the Kendall correlation coefficient between Atanassov's intuitionistic fuzzy sets (A-IFSs, for short) to measure the degree of association between...
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Intuitionistic fuzzy preference relations

Urszula Dudziak, Barbara Pekala
We consider properties of intuitionistic fuzzy preference relations. We study preservation of a preference relation by lattice operations, composition and some Atanassov's operators like F,, P,, Q,, where , [0, 1]. We also define semi-properties of intuitionistic fuzzy relations, namely reflexivity,...
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Probability on Effect Algebras

Mája Kuková, Alzbeta Michalíková, Belo Riecan
Effect algebras ([1], [2]) and D-posets ([3]) are equivalent systems important in quantum structures. In the paper an independent sequence of observables is defined by such a way that a very general version of the central limit theorem may be proved.
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On the distributive equation for t-representable t-norms generated from nilpotent and strict t-norms

Michal Baczynski
Recently, in [4], we have discussed the following distributive equation of implications I(x, T1(y, z)) = T2(I(x, y), I(x, z)) over t-representable t-norms, generated from strict t-norms, in interval-valued fuzzy sets theory. In this work we continue these investigations, but with the assumption that...
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An axiomatic definition of divergence for intuitionistic fuzzy sets

Ignacio Montes, Vladimir Janis, Susana Montes
An axiomatic definition of divergence measure for intuitionistic fuzzy sets (IFSs, for short) is presented in this work, as a particular case of dissimilarity between IFSs. As the concept of divergence measure is more restrictive, it has particular properties which are studied. Furthermore, the relationships...
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Preservation of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Preference Relations

Pawel Drygas
In this paper we consider some properties of intuitionistic fuzzy preference relations. We pay attention to preservation of intuitionistic fuzzy preference relations by aggregation operations. In particular, we know, that a special kind of aggregation operations (lattice operations) do not preserve...
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The Inclusion-Exclusion Principle On the Set of IF-sets

Jana Kelemenová
P. Grzegorzewski [3] has worked the probability version of the inclusion-exclusion principle and made a generalization for IF-events. He had applied two versions of the generalized formula, corresponding to different t-conorms and so defined the union of IF-events. This paper contains the generalization...
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Linear programming with Triangular Intuitionistic Fuzzy Number

Dipti Dubey, Aparna Mehra
This paper presents an approach based on value and ambiguity indexes defined in [1] to solve linear programming problems with data as triangular intuitionistic fuzzy numbers.
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Language, Thinking, Meaning-and Fuzzy Logic

Rudolf Seising
In this paper we associate the three concepts of language, thinking, and meaning with Fuzzy Sets and Systems and Fuzzy Logic. We present some developments in 20th century history of science and of humanities that show deep links between these concepts and we give a proposal for a fuzzy theoretical interpretation...
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Varieties of Vagueness, Fuzziness and a few foundational (and ontological) questions

Marco Elio Tabacchi, Settimo Termini
In this paper we discuss the multifaceted nature of vagueness, the limits of (standard) set theory in dealing with the foundational aspects that a really innovating theory of vagueness should manifest, and the difficulties in outlining the possible features that such a type of new formalism should exhibit...
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Wisdom - the blurry top of human cognition in the DIKW-model?

Anett Hoppe, Rudolf Seising, Andreas Nürnberger, Constanze Wenzel
Wisdom is an ancient concept, that experiences a renaissance since the last century throughout several scientific communities. In each of them it is interpreted in rather different ways - from a key ability to succesful aging to a human peak perfomance transcending mere knowledge. As a result, miscellaneous...
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The Fuzziness of Verbal Response Scales:The STAI-T Questionnaire

Franziska Bocklisch, Steffen F. Bocklisch, Josef F. Krems
In this paper we used a two-step procedure for the numerical translation of verbal frequency expressions of the response scale of a questionnaire (STAI-T). In an empirical study, 70 participants estimated numerical equivalents for verbal frequency expressions, data was modeled, and fuzzy membership...
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Unended Reflections on Family Resemblance and Predicates Linguistic Migration

Itziar Garcia-Honrado, Enric Trillas
This paper takes into account the Wittgenstein's idea of family resemblance as a particular crisp relation between some fuzzy sets, that is, between some representations of predicates use from its use. It is shown that all uses of the same predicate actually do have some kind of family resemblance,...
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Some preliminary reflections on the epistemology of Computational Theory of Perceptions

Clara Barroso, Gracian Trivino
The impressive practical applications is one of the main reasons of success of Fuzzy Logic. The Computational Theory of Perceptions (CTP) is an extension of this theory that has not yet reached the same level of applicability. We believe that a review of the fundamentals of CTP from a epistemological...
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Relational structures for measures of ignorance

Camilo Franco De Los Rios, Javier Montero, J. Tinguaro Rodríguez
Different types of inexactness can be represented by fuzzy sets: vagueness, where there are no precise boundaries, ambiguity, when more than one distinguishable concept is described, generality, such that a word applies to a variety of situations, and ambivalence, where conflicting valuations can coexist....
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Computational Models of Affect and Fuzzy Logic

Albert Van Der Heide, Daniel Sánchez, Gracian Trivino
In light of recent research and empirical findings a new view on emotion and affect has surfaced. Within this view `feeling' (core affect) is separated from Ëmotion' (psychological construction). This model appears to be a good candidate for a computation model of affect and emotion. We argue that...
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Multi-criteria Group Decision Supplier Selection Problem using Fuzzy TOPSIS Based Approch

Akram Zuoggari, Lyes Benyoucef
This paper presents a new decision making approach for group multi-criteria supplier selection problem, which clubs supplier selection process with order allocation for dynamic supply chains to cope market variations. More specifically, the developed approach imitates the knowledge acquisition and manipulation...
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Management decision-aiding with a fuzzy integral based Performance Measurement System

Lamia Berrah, Jacky Montmain, Vincent Clivillé, Gilles Mauris
This article is a contribution to the decision-maker's requirements to adapt resource allocation and define rewards according to the performance assessments at each milestone of an improvement action plan execution. Our approach is based on Performance Measurement Systems relating interacting elementary...
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Fuzzy assessment of test results

Oleksandr Sokolov, Olga Molchanova
The objective of this research is to study various assessment methods used in modern test systems. Methods based on classical test theory and IRT (item response theory) have been considered in this paper. The approaches to improve the quality of assessment of the ability level as a function of the diversity...
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Fuzzy logic in competence management

Raymond Houé, Bernard Grabot, Germaine Tchuente
Industrial performance has for a long time been considered as a result of technical resources optimization. During the recent decades, competencybased approach has emerged as a promising concept for taking into account human skills/knowledge/abilities while addressing organizational goals and constraints....
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Fuzzy Rules for Events Perception and Emotions in an Agent Architecture

Hazael Jones, Julien Saunier, Domitile Lourdeaux
In complex simulations, multi-agents systems allow to model virtual humans with an explicit cognitive process representation. However, this cognitive process is hard to model and is therefore generally simplified in an application-dependant way. In order to improve the realism of individual and collective...
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A GA-based fuzzy resource leveling optimization for helicopter maintenance activity

Malek Masmoudi, Alain Hait
Genetic algorithm is one of the main heuristics that have been applied to scheduling problems in the last few decades. This paper presents a generalization of the genetic algorithm for solving project scheduling problem under time uncertainties within resource leveling technique. The generalization...
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MRP with imprecise demand and uncertain lead time

Romain Guillaume, Caroline Thierry, Bernard Grabot
Taking into account the uncertainty of real data in the planning process is a real challenge for nowadays companies. It is suggested in this communication to take into account the demand uncertainty, but also the uncertainty on the lead times, for deciding which quantities of components should be released,...
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Estimating domains of attraction of fuzzy polynomial systems

Jose Luis Pitarch, Carlos Ariño, Antonio Sala
Most fuzzy control papers check LMI or SOS stability conditions in order to prove local stability results of nonlinear systems (Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy models or polynomial fuzzy models via Sector Nonlinearity approach). In case of having into account the shape of the membership functions in a particular...
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Methodology for adapting the parameters of a fuzzy system using the extended Kalman filter

Antonio Javier Barragán Piña, José Manuel Andújar Márquez, Mariano J. Aznar Torres, Agustín Jiménez Avello, Basil M. Al-Hadithi
When we try to analyze and to control a system whose model was obtained only based on input/output data, accuracy is essential in the model. On the other hand, to make the procedure practical, the modeling stage must be computationally efficient. In this regard, this paper presents the application of...