ISSN 2079-3537      


Scientific Visualization, 2019, volume 11, number 4, pages 115 - 129, DOI: 10.26583/sv.11.4.10

Constructing Optimal Visualization Metaphor of Fuzzy Cognitive Maps on the Basis of Formalized Cognitive Clarity Criteria

Authors: A.G.  Podvesovskii1,A, R.A.  Isaev2,A

Bryansk State Technical University

1 ORCID: 0000-0002-1118-3266,

2 ORCID: 0000-0003-3263-4051,



The paper presents continuation of research in the field of constructing a visualization metaphor of cognitive models based on fuzzy cognitive maps. Development of this metaphor in the direction of automating the construction of a visual image of a fuzzy cognitive map, which is optimal from the point of view of cognitive clarity criteria defined in the previous part of the study, is proposed. To this end, methods have been developed to formalize several nontrivial criteria of cognitive clarity. Also, a decision rule has been introduced for choosing the optimal visual image. An example of applying the proposed metaphor, confirming its efficiency and effectiveness, is given.


Keywords: fuzzy cognitive map, graph visualization, cognitive clarity, visualization metaphor.