The purpose of this paper is to present the terms of concepts and fundamental principles of grey systems.
The definitions of basic terms about concepts and fundamental principles of grey systems are presented one by one.
The reader could know the basic explanation about the important terms about concepts and fundamental principles of grey systems from this paper.
Many of the authors’ colleagues thought that unified definitions of key terms would be beneficial for both the readers and the authors.
It is a fundamental work to standardize all the definitions of terms for a new discipline. It is also propitious to spread the universal principles of grey system theory.
This work was supported by a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship under the seventh Framework Programme of the European Union, entitled “Grey Systems and Its Application to Data Mining and Decision Support” (Grant No. FP7-PEOPLE-IIF-GA-2013-629051). It is also supported by a joint project of both the NSFC and the RS of the UK entitled “Grey System Theory and Computational Intelligence” (71111130211), a project of the Leverhulme Trust International Network entitled “Grey Systems and Its Applications” (IN-2014-020), and a project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71671091). Also, the authors would like to acknowledge the support provided by the Fundamental Research Funds for Central Universities (NP2015208), the Foundation for National Outstanding Teaching Group of China (No. 10td128). The authors are deeply in debt to Mr John Barrett who proofread the paper.
Liu, S., Yang, Y., Forrest, J. and Rui, H. (2016), "Explanation of terms of concepts and fundamental principles of grey systems", Grey Systems: Theory and Application, Vol. 6 No. 3, pp. 429-435. https://doi.org/10.1108/GS-09-2016-0030
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