Interval-valued neutrosophic hypothesis testing

Haktanir E.

JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & FUZZY SYSTEMS, vol.38, no.1, pp.1107-1117, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/jifs-179472
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Applied Science & Technology Source, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Communication Abstracts, Compendex, Computer & Applied Sciences, INSPEC, Metadex, zbMATH, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.1107-1117
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Hypothesis testing is an important tool of statistical decision making. Classical hypothesis testing is based on a known probability distribution with known population parameters. However, since the data generally include vagueness and impreciseness, a fuzzy set approach should be used. In this paper, interval-valued neutrosophic sets (IVNSs) are used for the purpose of making statistical decisions. In the proposed neutrosophic hypothesis testing approach, neutrosophic linguistic data and neutrosophic parameters are used. Left-sided, right-sided and double-sided neutrosophic hypothesis tests are developed, illustrative example and sensitivity analysis are given.