Chris Cornelis

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Intuitionistic fuzzy sets form an extension of fuzzy sets: while fuzzy sets give a degree to which an element belongs to a set, intuitionistic fuzzy sets give both a membership degree and a nonmembership degree. The only constraint on those two degrees is that their sum must be smaller than or equal to 1. In fuzzy set theory, an important class of(More)
With the demand for knowledge-handling systems capable of dealing with and distinguishing between various facets of imprecision ever increasing, a clear and formal characterization of the mathematical models implementing such services is quintessential. In this paper, this task is undertaken simultaneously for the definition of implication within two(More)
In this paper, we propose a nearest neighbour algorithm that uses the lower and upper approximations from fuzzy rough set theory in order to classify test objects, or predict their decision value. It is shown experimentally that our method outperforms other nearest neighbour approaches (classical, fuzzy and fuzzy-rough ones) and that it is competitive with(More)
Rough set theory provides a methodology for data analysis based on the approximation of concepts in information systems. It revolves around the notion of discernibility: the ability to distinguish between objects, based on their attribute values. It allows to infer data dependencies that are useful in the fields of feature selection and decision model(More)
Traditional rough set theory uses equivalence relations to compute lower and upper approximations of sets. The corresponding equivalence classes either coincide or are disjoint. This behaviour is lost when moving on to a fuzzy T-equivalence relation. However, none of the existing studies on fuzzy rough set theory tries to exploit the fact that an element(More)
Trust networks among users of a recommender system (RS) prove beneficial to the quality and amount of the recommendations. Since trust is often a gradual phenomenon, fuzzy relations are the pre-eminent tools for modeling such networks. However, as current trust-enhanced RSs do not work with the notion of distrust, they cannot differentiate unknown users(More)
In recent years, fuzzy rough set theory has emerged as a suitable tool for performing feature selection. Fuzzy rough feature selection enables us to analyze the discernibility of the attributes, highlighting the most attractive features in the construction of classifiers. However, its results can be enhanced even more if other data reduction techniques,(More)