Alexander E. Gegov

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Prism is a modular classification rule generation method based on the ‘separate and conquer’ approach that is alternative to the rule induction approach using decision trees also known as ‘divide and conquer’. Prism often achieves a similar level of classification accuracy compared with decision trees, but tends to produce a more compact noise tolerant set(More)
This paper describes a method for formal compression of fuzzy systems. This method compresses a fuzzy system with an arbitrarily large number of rules into a smaller fuzzy system by removing the redundancy in the fuzzy rule base. As a result of this compression, the number of on-line operations during the fuzzy inference process is significantly reduced(More)
A concept of interval type-2 fuzzy numbers is introduced in decision making analysis as this concept is capable to effectively deal with the uncertainty in the information about a decision. It considers two types of uncertainty namely inter and intra personal uncertainties, in enhancing the representation of type-1 fuzzy numbers in the literature of fuzzy(More)
The ability in providing result that is consistent with actual ranking remains the major concern in group decision making environment. The main aim of this paper is to introduce a novel modification of TOPSIS method to facilitate multi criteria decision making problems based on the concept of Z-numbers called Z-TOPSIS. The proposed method is adequate and(More)
Automatic generation of classification rules has been an increasingly popular technique in commercial applications such as Big Data analytics, rule based expert systems and decision making systems. However, a principal problem that arises with most methods for generation of classification rules is the overfitting of training data. When Big Data is dealt(More)
Centroid and spread are commonly used approaches in ranking fuzzy numbers. Some experts rank fuzzy numbers using centroid or spread alone while others tend to integrate them together. Although a lot of methods for ranking fuzzy numbers that are related to both approaches have been presented, there are still limitations whereby the ranking obtained is(More)
The new concept of a Z – number has been recently introduced in decision making analysis. This concept is capable of effectively dealing with uncertainty in information about a decision. As this concept is relatively new in fuzzy sets, its underlying theoretical aspects have not been established yet. In this paper, a multi-layer methodology for ranking Z –(More)