an:03945032
Zbl 0588.62006
Kruse, Rudolf
Statistical estimation with linguistic data
EN
Inf. Sci. 33, 197-207 (1984).
00149929
1984
j
62B10 62A01 94D05
linguistic data; fuzzy random variables; consistent and unbiased estimates
Suppose the distribution of a population is characterized by a parameter \(\Gamma\), whose value is not numerical, as usually is the case, but linguistic. The problem is to make a good guess about \(\Gamma\), especially in the case when only linguistic data are available. In this paper the theory of fuzzy random variables is used to solve this problem: A method for the construction of consistent and unbiased estimates is given.