Soft Computing

, Volume 23, Issue 24, pp 13247–13261 | Cite as

Local multigranulation decision-theoretic rough set in ordered information systems

  • Jia Zhang
  • Xiaoyan ZhangEmail author
  • Weihua Xu
  • Yanxue Wu
Methodologies and Application


As a generalized extension of Pawlak’s rough set model, the multigranulation decision-theoretic rough set model in ordered information systems utilizes the basic set assignment function to construct probability measure spaces through dominance relations. It is an effective tool to deal with uncertain problems and widely used in practical decision problems. However, when the scale of dataset is large, it takes a lot of time to characterize the approximations of the target concept, as well as complicated calculation processes. In this paper, we develop a novel model called local multigranulation decision-theoretic rough set in an ordered information system to overcome the above-mentioned limitation. Firstly, to reduce the computing time of the information granule independent of the target concept, we only use the characterization of the elements in the target concept to approximate this target concept. Moreover, the corresponding local multigranulation decision-theoretic rough set in an ordered information system is addressed according to the established local model, and the comparisons are made between the proposed local algorithm and the algorithm of original multigranulation decision-theoretic rough set in ordered information systems. Finally, the validity of the local approximation operators is verified through the experimental evaluation using six datasets coming from the University of California-Irvine (UCI) repository.


Multigranulation decision-theoric rough set Probabilistic rough set Local rough set Ordered information systems 



We would like to express our thanks to the Editor-in-Chief, handling associate editor and anonymous referees for his/her valuable comments and constructive suggestions. This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 61772002).

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The authors declare no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jia Zhang
    • 1
  • Xiaoyan Zhang
    • 2
    Email author
  • Weihua Xu
    • 2
  • Yanxue Wu
    • 3
  1. 1.School of SciencesChongqing University of TechnologyChongqingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of Mathematics and StatisticsSouthwest UniversityChongqingPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of Computer ScienceSouthwest Petroleum UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China

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