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Extracting Decision Rules from Qualitative Data via Sugeno Utility Functionals

Brabant, Quentin and Couceiro, Miguel and Dubois, Didier and Prade, Henri and Rico, Agnés Extracting Decision Rules from Qualitative Data via Sugeno Utility Functionals. (2018) In: 17th International Conference, Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-based Systems (IPMU 2018), 11 June 2018 - 15 June 2018 (Càdiz, Spain).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91473-2_22


Sugeno integrals are qualitative aggregation functions. They are used in multiple criteria decision making and decision under uncertainty, for computing global evaluations of items, based on local evaluations. The combination of a Sugeno integral with unary order preserving functions on each criterion is called a Sugeno utility functionals (SUF). A noteworthy property of SUFs is that they represent multi-threshold decision rules, while Sugeno integrals represent single-threshold ones. However, not all sets of multi-threshold rules can be represented by a single SUF. In this paper, we consider functions defined as the minimum or the maximum of several SUFs. These max-SUFs and min-SUFs can represent all functions that can be described by a set of multi-threshold rules, i.e., all order-preserving functions on finite scales. We study their potential advantages as a compact representation of a big set of rules, as well as an intermediary step for extracting rules from empirical datasets.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Springer editor. This papers appears in Volume 853 of Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) ISSN: 1865-0929 ISBN 978-3-319-91473-2 The original PDF is available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-91473-2_22
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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CIMI : Centre International de Mathématiques et d’Informatique (France) - ANR : Agence nationale de la recherche : program ANR-11-IDEX-0002-02 (France)
Deposited On:12 Jul 2019 12:25

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