Theories of uncertainty

@inproceedings{Smets1998TheoriesOU,
  title={Theories of uncertainty},
  author={Philippe Smets},
  year={1998}
}
Data are imperfect whenever imprecision or uncertainty pervade them. We define the two concepts, imprecision is partial knowledge about the true state of the world, while uncertainty is an added meta-knowledge that expresses the agent's opinions about which state of affairs prevails. Fuzzy set theory is just an extension of the standard set theory, but it provides a fertile generalization of the conventional set theory. We present several theories for the representation of uncertainty and the… CONTINUE READING

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