TY - JOUR
A2 - Do Val, Joao B. R.
AU - Song, Yafei
AU - Wang, Xiaodan
PY - 2015
DA - 2015/04/23
TI - Probability Estimation in the Framework of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Evidence Theory
SP - 412045
VL - 2015
AB - Intuitionistic fuzzy (IF) evidence theory, as an extension of Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence to the intuitionistic fuzzy environment, is exploited to process imprecise and vague information. Since its inception, much interest has been concentrated on IF evidence theory. Many works on the belief functions in IF information systems have appeared. Although belief functions on the IF sets can deal with uncertainty and vagueness well, it is not convenient for decision making. This paper addresses the issue of probability estimation in the framework of IF evidence theory with the hope of making rational decision. Background knowledge about evidence theory, fuzzy set, and IF set is firstly reviewed, followed by introduction of IF evidence theory. Axiomatic properties of probability distribution are then proposed to assist our interpretation. Finally, probability estimations based on fuzzy and IF belief functions together with their proofs are presented. It is verified that the probability estimation method based on IF belief functions is also potentially applicable to classical evidence theory and fuzzy evidence theory. Moreover, IF belief functions can be combined in a convenient way once they are transformed to interval-valued possibilities.
SN - 1024-123X
UR - https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/412045
DO - 10.1155/2015/412045
JF - Mathematical Problems in Engineering
PB - Hindawi Publishing Corporation
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