Weak Preservation of Multi-Valued Fusion
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- Fusion Multiset Preservation
Fusion functions are important data integration tools that map a multiset of objects (i.e., the sources) onto a single object (i.e., the solution). Traditionally, it is assumed that the objects of interest are single-valued. In this paper, it will be assumed that each object has a multi-valued data structure, leading to a framework of second order fusion functions. An important class of such functions is called preservative and is characterized by the fact that one of the input objects is returned. A disadvantage of these functions is the a-priori limitation of the output space to the input objects. It is investigated here how this disadvantage can be mitigated by studying the principle of weak-preservation. The main idea is hereby that, instead of preserving one of the sources, a characteristic feature of one of the sources is preserved. Three such features will be studied: cardinality, $k$-cut and multiplicity distribution. It will then be shown how weak-preservation can be utilized in the design of second order fusion functions.
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TY - CONF AU - Antoon Bronselaer AU - Guy De Tre PY - 2013/08 DA - 2013/08 TI - Weak Preservation of Multi-Valued Fusion BT - Proceedings of the 8th conference of the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT-13) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 554 EP - 560 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2013.78 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/eusflat.2013.78 ID - Bronselaer2013/08 ER -