Type-2 pentagonal fuzzy numbers and its application to get equivalent proverbs in two different languages

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    Uncertainties in words or phrases are usually represented by fuzzy sets and the quantification of it is represented by fuzzy number.Type-2 fuzzy set is the generalization made from Zadeh’s fuzzy set which resolve the uncertainty of the membership function of type-1 fuzzy set. In this paper, we introduce a new fuzzy number called Type-2 Pentagonal Fuzzy Number (T2PFN). We study its algebraic properties. We define different type of Type-2 Pentagonal Fuzzy Numbers. Also use it to analyze the complex structural representation and categorization of words used in the proverbs from two Indian Languages (IL) Hindi and Tamil. Proverbs used in communication might have different meanings, emotions and intentions in different cultures and contexts. Getting equivalent proverbs in two different languages is a challenge to the translators. Proverbs are popularly utilized in oral contexts which reflect the lifestyle of the common people representing their culture, tradition, emotion and experience gained from forefathers. We try to grasp the core meaning of a proverb expressed through context defined words. Getting equivalent proverbs in two different languages requires the understanding of the context, meaning in that particular cultural environment and timing used in the conversation. Type-2 fuzzy set is employed to study the similarity relation between the texts of two languages with the help of Matlab toolbox. An illustration is made with an example by analyzing the semantically similar proverbs from the two languages.



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    Emotion; Indian Language; Proverb; Similarity Measure; Type-2 Fuzzy Set; Type-2 Pentagonal Fuzzy Number.

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Article ID: 15535
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v7i2.33.15535

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