An application of fuzzy linear regression to the information technology in Turkey
by Cengiz Kahraman
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 24, No. 2/3, 2002

Abstract: Fuzzy set theory deals with the vagueness of human thought. A major contribution of fuzzy set theory is its capability of representing vague knowledge. Fuzzy set theory is very practical when sufficient and reliable data isn't available. Information Technology (IT) is the acquisition, processing, storage and dissemination of information in all its forms (auditory, pictorial, textual and numerical) through a combination of computers, telecommunication, networks and electronic devices. IT includes matters concerned with the furtherance of computer science and technology, design, development, installation and implementation of information systems and applications. In the paper, assuming that there are n independent variables and the regression function is linear, the possible levels of information technology (the sale levels of computer equipment) in Turkey will be forecasted by using fuzzy linear regression. The independent variables assumed will be the import level and the export level of computer equipment.

Online publication date: Fri, 11-Jul-2003

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