## A decision theoretic framework for approximating concepts (1992)

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Venue: | International Journal of Man-machine Studies |

Citations: | 36 - 20 self |

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@ARTICLE{Yao92adecision,

author = {Y. Y. Yao and S. K. M. Wong},

title = {A decision theoretic framework for approximating concepts},

journal = {International Journal of Man-machine Studies},

year = {1992},

volume = {37},

pages = {793--809}

}

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### Abstract

This paper explores the implications of approximating a concept based on the Bayesian decision procedure, which provides a plausible unification of the fuzzy set and rough set approaches for approximating a concept. We show that if a given concept is approximated by one set, the same result given by the α-cut in the fuzzy set theory is obtained. On the other hand, if a given concept is approximated by two sets, we can derive both the algebraic and probabilistic rough set approximations. Moreover, based on the well known principle of maximum (minimum) entropy, we give a useful interpretation of fuzzy intersection and union. Our results enhance the understanding and broaden the applications of both fuzzy and rough sets. 1.