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Document retrieval using fuzzy-valued concept networks

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3 Author(s)
Shyi-Ming Chen ; Dept. of Electron. Eng., Taiwan Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Taipei, Taiwan ; Yih-Jen Horng ; Chia-Hoang Lee

This paper presents a new method for document retrieval using fuzzy-valued concept networks, where the relevant degrees between the concepts in a fuzzy-valued concept network are represented by arbitrary shapes of fuzzy numbers. There are two kinds of relevant relationships between any two concepts in a fuzzy-valued concept network, i.e., fuzzy positive association and fuzzy negative association. The relevant matrices and the relationship matrices are used to model the fuzzy-valued concept network. The elements in a relevant matrix represent the relevant degrees between concepts. The elements in a relationship matrix represent the relevant relationships between concepts. Furthermore, ne also allow users' queries to be represented by arbitrary shapes of fuzzy numbers and to use fuzzy positive association relationship and fuzzy negative association relationship for formulating their queries for increasing the flexibility of fuzzy information retrieval systems. We also present an information retrieval method in the Internet environment based on the network-type fuzzy-valued concept network architecture

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Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Feb 2001

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