TY - JOUR

T1 - Using L-fuzzy sets to introduce information theory into qualitative reasoning

AU - Prats, Francesc

AU - Roselló, Llorenç

AU - Sánchez, Mónica

AU - Agell, Núria

N1 - Funding Information:
This research was partially supported by the SENSORIAL Research Project (TIN2010-20966-C02-01 and TIN2010-20966-C02-02), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Information Technology. Partial support was also provided by a postdoctoral fellowship awarded to one of the authors at the ESADE Business School, with additional support from Ramon Llull University.

PY - 2014/2/1

Y1 - 2014/2/1

N2 - We formally construct the extended set of qualitative labels L over a well-ordered set. The qualitative descriptions of a given set are defined as L-fuzzy sets. In the case where the well-ordered set is finite, a distance between L-fuzzy sets is introduced based on the properties of the lattice L. The concept of the information contained in a qualitative label is introduced, leading to a formal definition of the entropy of an L-fuzzy set as a Lebesgue integral. In the discrete case, this integral becomes a weighted average of the information of the labels, corresponding to the Shannon entropy in information theory.

AB - We formally construct the extended set of qualitative labels L over a well-ordered set. The qualitative descriptions of a given set are defined as L-fuzzy sets. In the case where the well-ordered set is finite, a distance between L-fuzzy sets is introduced based on the properties of the lattice L. The concept of the information contained in a qualitative label is introduced, leading to a formal definition of the entropy of an L-fuzzy set as a Lebesgue integral. In the discrete case, this integral becomes a weighted average of the information of the labels, corresponding to the Shannon entropy in information theory.

KW - Information sciences

KW - L-fuzzy sets

KW - Measures of information

KW - Qualitative reasoning

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U2 - 10.1016/j.fss.2013.06.013

DO - 10.1016/j.fss.2013.06.013

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84888645657

SN - 0165-0114

VL - 236

SP - 73

EP - 90

JO - Fuzzy Sets and Systems

JF - Fuzzy Sets and Systems

ER -