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A Treatise on Rough Sets

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3700)

Abstract

This article presents some general remarks on rough sets and their place in general picture of research on vagueness and uncertainty – concepts of utmost interest, for many years, for philosophers, mathematicians, logicians and recently also for computer scientists and engineers particularly those working in such areas as AI, computational intelligence, intelligent systems, cognitive science, data mining and machine learning. Thus this article is intended to present some philosophical observations rather than to consider technical details or applications of rough set theory. Therefore we also refrain from presentation of many interesting applications and some generalizations of the theory.

Keywords

Sets fuzzy sets rough sets antinomies vagueness 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Theoretical and Applied InformaticsPolish Academy of SciencesGliwicePoland
  2. 2.Warsaw School of Information TechnologyWarsawPoland

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