On Multigranular Approximate Rough Equivalence of Sets and Approximate Reasoning

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Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 32)


As the notion of equality in mathematics is too stringent and less applicable in real life situations, Novotny and Pawlak introduced approximate equalities through rough sets. Three more types of such equalities were introduced by Tripathy et al. as further generalisations of these equalities. As rough set introduced by Pawlak is unigranular from the granular computing point of view, two types of multigranulations rough sets called the optimistic and the pessimistic multigranular rough sets have been introduced. Three of the above approximate equalities were extended to the multigranular context by Tripathy et al. recently. In this paper, we extend the last but the most general of these approximate equalities to the multigranular context. We establish several direct and replacement properties of this type of approximate equalities. Also, we illustrate the properties as well as provide counter examples by taking a real life example.


Rough sets Approximate equalities Approximate equivalence Optimistic multigranulation Pessimistic multigranulation Replacement properties 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. K. Tripathy
    • 1
  • Prateek Saraf
    • 1
  • S. Ch. Parida
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringVIT UniversityVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsK.B.V. MahavidyalayaGanjamIndia

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