Extensions to the fuzzy pointed set with applications to image processing

Phillip A. Laplante, Divyendu Sinha

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In all man-machine systems with image processing functions, an important unsolved problem arises in the treatment of uncertain and incomplete image information. Several frameworks have been suggested for handling uncertain image information including; expert systems, fuzzification, likelihood estimation, and neural networks. In this paper we review those methods. We also present a new method for handling uncertainties by unifying the representations of gray-values and uncertainty into one framework in a way that parallels fuzzy logic. This new framework is based on the application of the extended fuzzy pointed set and an associated algebra to handle uncertain information. We further show how this framework can be used in image processing and artificial intelligence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-28
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part B: Cybernetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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