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An approach to fuzzy hypothesis testing. (English) Zbl 0862.62019
Summary: An approach is presented how to test fuzzily formulated hypotheses with crisp data. The quantities \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\), the probabilities of the errors of type I and of type II, are suitably generalized and the concept of a best test is introduced. Within the framework of a one-parameter exponential distribution family the search for a best test is considerably reduced. Furthermore, it is shown under very weak conditions that \(\alpha\) and \(\beta\) can simultaneously be diminished by increasing the sample size even in the case of testing \(H_0\) against the omnibus alternative \(H_1\): not \(H_0\), a result completely different from the case of crisp sets \(H_0\) and \(H_1\): not \(H_0\).

62F03 Parametric hypothesis testing
62F99 Parametric inference
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