The Use of Intuitionistic Fuzzy Values in Rule-Base Evidential Reasoning

  • Ludmila Dymova
  • Pavel Sevastjanov
  • Kamil Tkacz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7894)


A new approach to the rule-base evidential reasoning based on the synthesis of fuzzy logic, Atannasov’s intuitionistic fuzzy sets theory and the Dempster-Shafer theory of evidence is proposed. It is shown that the use of intuitionistic fuzzy values and the classical operations on them directly may provide counter-intuitive results. Therefore, an interpretation of intuitionistic fuzzy values in the framework of Dempster-Shafer theory is proposed and used in the evidential reasoning. Using the real-world example, it is shown that such an approach provides reasonable and intuitively obvious results when the classical method of rule-base evidential reasoning cannot produce any reasonable results.


Rule-base evidential reasoning Atannasov’s intuitionistic fuzzy sets Dempster-Shafer Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludmila Dymova
    • 1
  • Pavel Sevastjanov
    • 1
  • Kamil Tkacz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Comp.& Information Sci.Czestochowa University of TechnologyCzestochowaPoland

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