Spatial Decision-Making Using Fuzzy Decision Tables: Theory, Application and Limitations

  • Frank Witlox
  • Ben Derudder


In this paper the basic principles of decision-making using fuzzy decision tables (FDTs) are explained and illustrated. The main emphasis is on introducing standard notations and definitions. The point of departure is the crisp decision table formalism and its inability to deal with imprecision and vagueness. As a potential solution, elements of the theory of fuzzy sets are used to develop a new modelling technique, known as FDTs. The properties of FDTs are formally described and illustrated.


Membership Function Decision Table Fuzzy Condition Crisp Case Medium Medium Medium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank Witlox
    • 1
  • Ben Derudder
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyGhent UniversityGentBelgium

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