Using linguistic fuzzy variables to describe data improves the interpretability of data querying systems and thus their quality, under the condition that the considered modalities induce an indistinguishability relation in adequacy with the underlying data structure. This paper proposes a method to identify and split too general modalities so as to finally obtain a more appropriate vocabulary wrt. the data structure.


interpretability indistinguishability linguistic variables adequacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grégory Smits
    • 1
  • Olivier Pivert
    • 1
  • Marie-Jeanne Lesot
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.IRISA, UMR 6074University of Rennes 1LannionFrance
  2. 2.UMR 7606, LIP6Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06ParisFrance
  3. 3.CNRS, UMR 7606, LIP6ParisFrance

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