Possibility Theory with Applications to Data Analysis: New Book

Olaf Wolkenhauer (olaf@csc.umist.ac.uk)
Sun, 26 Apr 1998 16:42:20 +0200 (MET DST)

New book announcement:

Possibility Theory
with Applications to Data Analysis

Olaf Wolkenhauer, UMIST

Available from John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

ISBN 0 86380 229 X (ISBN 0 471 98161 3 for USA).

Abstract:

Set theory and logic are the basic theoretical tools for modelling and
reasoning. Their application to real-world problems induces various
types of uncertainty related to the observation of processes, the
measurement of signals and the mismatch between mathematical models and
reality in general.

Various distinct forms of uncertainty such as randomness, vagueness,
fuzziness, ambiguity and imprecision can be represented by possibility
theory. The book reviews, extends and applies possibility theory in an
integrated approach that combines probability theory, statistics and
fuzzy mathematics.

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Olaf Wolkenhauer

Control Systems Centre, UMIST Manchester M60 1QD, UK Tel: +44 (0)161 200 4672 Fax: +44 (0)161 200 4647 E-mail: Olaf.Wolkenhauer@UMIST.ac.uk http://www.csc.umist.ac.uk/FUZZY/olaf.html