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In this paper, a modification of the Sugeno integral with interval type-2 fuzzy logic is proposed. The modification includes changing the original equations of the Sugeno Measures and the Sugeno integral that were initially proposed for type-1 fuzzy logic. The proposed modification enables calculation of the interval type-2 Sugeno integral for combining multiple source of information with a higher degree of uncertainty than with the traditional type-1 Sugeno integral. The advantages of the interval type-2 Sugeno integral are illustrated by reporting improved recognition rates in benchmark face databases. This new concept could also be a useful tool in other areas of applications. Also, the improvement provided by the type-2 integral is verified to be statistically significant in the recognition results for complex face databases (like the FERET database) when compared with the type-1 Sugeno integral. The proposed Sugeno integral is used to combine the modules' outputs of a modular neural network for face recognition. Simulation results show that the interval type-2 Sugeno integral is able to improve the recognition rate for the benchmark face databases. Recognition results are better or comparable to results produced by alternative approaches present in the literature reported for the same benchmark problems.
Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A: Systems and Humans, IEEE Transactions on (Volume:41 , Issue: 5 )
Date of Publication: Sept. 2011