Empirical study of the meaning of the hedge “VERY”

  • Patricia Cerrito
  • Waldemar Karwowski
  • Krzysztof Ostaszewski
Expert Systems, Artificial Intelligence
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 497)


In an empirical study designed to test the meaning of the linguistic hedge VERY, and using statistical techniques, the concentration operator is shown to model the human perception in the context of load heaviness better than the shift operator and the fuzzy normalization operator.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Cerrito
    • 1
  • Waldemar Karwowski
    • 2
  • Krzysztof Ostaszewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleU.S.A.
  2. 2.Center for Industrial Ergonomics, Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of LouisvilleLouisvilleU.S.A.

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