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A novel grey–fuzzy–Markov and pattern recognition model for industrial accident forecasting

Edem, Inyeneobong Ekoi and Oke, Sunday Ayoola and Adebiyi, K. A. (2017) A novel grey–fuzzy–Markov and pattern recognition model for industrial accident forecasting. J Ind Eng Int.

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Industrial forecasting is a top-echelon research domain, which has over the past several years experienced highly provocative research discussions. The scope of this research domain continues to expand due to the continuous knowledge ignition motivated by scholars in the area. So, more intelligent and intellectual contributions on current research issues in the accident domain will potentially spark more lively academic, value-added discussions that will be of practical significance to members of the safety community. In this communication, a new grey–fuzzy–Markov time series model, developed from nondifferential grey interval analytical framework has been presented for the first time. This instrument forecasts future accident occurrences under timeinvariance assumption. The actual contribution made in the article is to recognise accident occurrence patterns and decompose theminto grey state principal pattern components. The architectural framework of the developed grey–fuzzy– Markov pattern recognition (GFMAPR) model has four stages: fuzzification, smoothening, defuzzification and whitenisation. The results of application of the developed novel model signify that forecasting could be effectively carried out under uncertain conditions and hence, positions the model as a distinctly superior tool for accident forecasting investigations. The novelty of thework lies in the capability of the model inmaking highly accurate predictions and forecasts based on the availability of small or incomplete accident data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forecasting, Manufacturing, Accidents, Fuzzy–grey–Markov, Pattern recognition
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 09:45
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2017 09:45

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