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Evaluation of Advanced Analysis Method for Human Relationship Using Fuzzy Theory

  • Toshihiro Yoshizumi
  • Tomoo Sumida
  • Yasunori Shiono
  • Mitsuhiro NamekawaEmail author
  • Kensei Tsuchida
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 940)

Abstract

In this paper, we evaluate a system to analyze human relationships using fuzzy theory. Over the past few decades, a considerable number of studies have been conducted on human relationship analysis. Moreno proposed the analysis method called sociometry analysis. Sociometry analysis is a generally method for social network analysis and this method is used various studies. Sumida has detailed results by studying the elementary school group of students from the perspective of pedagogy. Yamashita et al. applied fuzzy theory to the sociometry analysis. Yamashita’s method is to analyze human relationships based on the partition tree. When sociometry analysis is carried out, there is a disadvantage that it depends on the analyst. By using a fuzzy model, the same result will be obtained no matter who goes. In previous studies, the strength of the influence among the groups was not specified, and analyses focusing on subgroups were not conducted. Therefore, we have newly developed an analytical method to solve the problem based on Yamashita’s research. In order to evaluate these new methods, we used one example of data and its results. As a result of verification, we were able to obtain results equivalent to those done by experts and confirmed the usefulness of this new method.

Keywords

Analysis for human relationships Sociometry Sociogram Fuzzy theory Partition tree 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Toshihiro Yoshizumi
    • 1
  • Tomoo Sumida
    • 2
  • Yasunori Shiono
    • 3
  • Mitsuhiro Namekawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kensei Tsuchida
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Management and EconomicsKaetsu UniversityKodaira-shiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of EducationTohoku UniversitySendai-shiJapan
  3. 3.Organization for Information Strategy and PromotionYokohama National UniversityYokohama-shiJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of Information Science and ArtsToyo UniversityKawagoe-shiJapan

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