Re: Significance of overlapping output functions

Scott Casey (sjcasey@sonalysts.com)
Wed, 8 Dec 1999 17:09:01 +0100 (MET)

A simple way to explain it is that of all of the rules that have fired, they
each have an opinion of what the output should be - some opinions may be
stronger or weaker than others but they all contribute (assuming a centroid
solution) to the final output solution.

Richard Holland <r.j.holland@ncl.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:000001bf4093$eda8dc20$8301f080@black.ncl.ac.uk...
> I am using FL for a choice model. For the purposes of my PhD thesis, I
need
> to be able to explain (to my non-FL professor) the significance of any
> overlaps in the output function (i.e. areas where output from two or more
> rules overlaps). My assumption is that any overlaps are accounted for in
the
> fuzzy union function, provided that the union function is idempotent. Is
> this correct?
>
> I would be grateful for any refernces that cover this topic.
>
> Richard Holland
> -----------------------------------
> PhD student
> Transport Operations Research Group
> Department of Civil Engineering
> University of Newcastle upon Tyne
> Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, England.
>
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>
>
>
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