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Technical Report: UTEP-CS-17-72


In many real-life situations, uncertainty can be naturally described as a combination of several components, components which are described by probabilistic, fuzzy, interval, etc. granules. In such situations, to process this uncertainty, it is often beneficial to take this granularity into account by processing these granules separately and then combining the results.

In this paper, we show that granular computing can help even in situations when there is no such natural decomposition into granules: namely, we can often speed up processing of uncertainty if we first (artificially) decompose the original uncertainty into appropriate granules.