Applied Research in Uncertainty Modeling and Analysis by Bilal M. Ayyub

By Bilal M. Ayyub

Uncertainty has been a priority to engineers, managers, and scientists for a few years in engineering and sciences. Uncertainty has for a very long time been thought of synonymous with random, stochastic, statistic, or probabilistic. because the early sixties perspectives on uncertainty became extra heterogeneous and extra instruments that version uncertainty than data were proposed by means of numerous engineers and scientists. The software/ option to version uncertainty in a particular context may still quite be offerings by means of contemplating the positive aspects of the phenomenon into consideration no longer independently of what's identified in regards to the process and what explanations uncertainty. utilized learn in Uncertainty Modeling research concentrates on common points of uncertainty, modeling, and strategies, and comprises huge numbers of examples on engineering and sciences.

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This second level of branching is added to the firstbranching level to produce part of the tree in Figure 6. , membership) of an element to a set or event. , belonging is assigned a membership value in the continuous interval 0 to 1). Adding the belonging-uncertainty branching to the tree produces the eight cases as shown in Figure 6 with branches corresponding to various theories that are built on the assumptions enumerated along each branch. The top branch of precisely defined elements in a universe with precisely defined notions and certain belonging form the basis for classical set theory.

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2002). To form the complete informational structure of concepts, (i) a necessary connection structure is created by an extended Hebbian rule and (ii) unnecessary connections are deleted by an unsupervised competitive learning. An ability of the proposed neural network for acquiring the informational structure is proven by using a concept formation problem. 2. 1. Human Cognition using Incomplete Information In general, to understand or express a logical concept we use or have to use an incomplete information or only a subset of the complete information.

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