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Automatic construction of FCMs

Authors
Journal
Fuzzy Sets and Systems
0165-0114
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
93
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0165-0114(96)00218-7
Keywords
  • Fuzzy Cognitive Maps
  • Fuzzy Expert System
  • Economics
  • Fuzzy Logic
  • Similarity Relation
Disciplines
  • Computer Science

Abstract

Abstract In this paper we describe a method for automatically constructing fuzzy cognitive maps based on the user provided data. This method consists of finding the degree of similarity between any two variables (represented by numerical vectors), finding whether the relation between variables is direct or inverse, and with the use of the fuzzy expert system tool (FEST) it determines the causality among variables. First, we describe the algorithm to construct automatically the FCM, and then we provide a case study to illustrate the functioning of our algorithm.

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