We review various representations of the median and related aggregation functions. An advantage of the median is that it discards extreme values of the inputs, and hence exhibits a better central tendency than the arithmetic mean. However, the value of the median depends on only one or two central inputs. Our aim is to design median-like aggregation functions whose value depends on several central inputs. Such functions will preserve the stability of the median against extreme values, but will take more inputs into account. A method based on graduation curves is presented.
Field of Research
080108 Neural, Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation
Socio Economic Objective
970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences