Generating consensus fuzzy cognitive maps

N. Bryson, A. Mobolurin, Anito Joseph

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23 Scopus citations


The Fuzzy Cognitive Maps (FCM) of B. Kosko (1986) are useful tools for exploring the impacts of inputs to fuzzy dynamical systems. The development of an FCM often occurs within a group context because it is felt that the variety of perspectives on the given dynamical system improves the effort to identify the relevant concepts and the causal relationships btween the concepts. The assumption is that combining incomplete, conflicting opinions of different experts may cancel out the effects of oversight, ignorance and prejudice. There is also then need to accommodate the inherent fuzziness of the problem. We present an integrated process for rating of the intensity of causal relationships, generating mean FCMs, assessing group consensus, and supporting the building of group consensus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Intelligent Information Systems, IIS 1997
EditorsHojjat Adeli
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0818682183, 9780818682186
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Event1997 International Conference on Intelligent Information Systems, IIS 1997 - Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Duration: Dec 8 1997Dec 10 1997

Publication series

NameProceedings - Intelligent Information Systems, IIS 1997


Conference1997 International Conference on Intelligent Information Systems, IIS 1997
CityGrand Bahama Island


  • Approximate Reasoning
  • Consensus
  • Fuzzy Systems
  • Group Decision Making
  • Qualitative Scoring

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management


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