An approach to the linguistic summarization of data
We introduce a new approach to the summarization of data based upon the theory of fuzzy subsets. This new summarization allows for a linguistic summary of the data and is useful for both numeric and non-numeric data items. It summarizes the data in terms of three values: a summarizer, a quantity in agreement, and a truth value. We also discuss a procedure for investigating the informativeness of a summary. Finally, we describe Summarizer, an implementation of this new approach to the summarization of data.
KeywordsSummarization fuzzy sets database linguistic summaries
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