Enhanced fuzzy system for student's academic evaluation using linguistic hedges
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In this study, the effect of concentration, intensification and dilation of three common linguistic hedges (LHs), namely, very, indeed, and more or less on the performance of a fuzzy system for evaluating student's academic evaluation is presented. A LH may be viewed as an operator that acts on a fuzzy set representing the meaning of its operand. As an example, the operator very acts on the fuzzy meaning of the term high grade to have a secondary meaning of very high grade. This property changes the shape of the fuzzy sets and hence the amount of overlap between adjacent sets. It, in turn, improves the meaning of the fuzzy rules and hence the accuracy of the proposed fuzzy evaluation systems. The proposed LHs based fuzzy evaluator systems are compared with a standard fuzzy sets based fuzzy evaluator system using an example drawn from literature. Empirical results of the example presented in this paper show that concentration and dilation effect of LHs is not significant compared to standard fuzzy sets.