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JSW 2012 Vol.7(3): 683-690 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.7.3.683-690

Granular Reasoning and Decision System’s Decomposition

Yan Lin1 and Yan Shuo2
1College of Computer and Information Technology, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang 453007, China
2School of Computer and Information Technology, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing 100044, China

Abstract—In order to make further researches on decision logic, a generalized form of decision reasoning called granular reasoning is introduced, which is induced by the inclusion relation over granules, and is connected with granule’s operations. The investigations on it shows that granular reasoning not only covers a wider range including decision reasoning, but also satisfies the rules of deduction in classical logic. Thus, granular reasoning can be taken as a foundation to support decision reasoning. On the other hand, granular reasoning has close links with a decision system. Based on granular reasoning, a decision system can be divided into sub-decision systems. Consequently, as a special form of granular reasoning, decision reasoning defined in a decision system becomes to rely on sub-decision systems. This makes decision reasoning easier.

Index Terms—granular reasoning, granule, granular space, decision system, decision reasoning


Cite: Yan Lin and Yan Shuo, "Granular Reasoning and Decision System’s Decomposition," Journal of Software vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 683-690, 2012.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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