International Journal of applied mathematics and computer science

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Number 4 - December 2012
Volume 22 - 2012

DFIS: A novel data filling approach for an incomplete soft set

Hongwu Qin, Xiuqin Ma, Tutut Herawan, Jasni Mohamad Zain

The research on incomplete soft sets is an integral part of the research on soft sets and has been initiated recently. However, the existing approach for dealing with incomplete soft sets is only applicable to decision making and has low forecasting accuracy. In order to solve these problems, in this paper we propose a novel data filling approach for incomplete soft sets. The missing data are filled in terms of the association degree between the parameters when a stronger association exists between the parameters or in terms of the distribution of other available objects when no stronger association exists between the parameters. Data filling converts an incomplete soft set into a complete soft set, which makes the soft set applicable not only to decision making but also to other areas. The comparison results elaborated between the two approaches through UCI benchmark datasets illustrate that our approach outperforms the existing one with respect to the forecasting accuracy.

soft sets, incomplete soft sets, data filling, association degree