## Fuzzy Set Theory—and Its ApplicationsSince its inception, the theory of fuzzy sets has advanced in a variety of ways and in many disciplines. Applications of fuzzy technology can be found in artificial intelligence, computer science, control engineering, decision theory, expert systems, logic, management science, operations research, robotics, and others. Theoretical advances have been made in many directions. The primary goal of Fuzzy Set Theory - and its Applications, Fourth Edition is to provide a textbook for courses in fuzzy set theory, and a book that can be used as an introduction. To balance the character of a textbook with the dynamic nature of this research, many useful references have been added to develop a deeper understanding for the interested reader. Fuzzy Set Theory - and its Applications, Fourth Edition updates the research agenda with chapters on possibility theory, fuzzy logic and approximate reasoning, expert systems, fuzzy control, fuzzy data analysis, decision making and fuzzy set models in operations research. Chapters have been updated and extended exercises are included. |

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... Fuzzy Data Analysis Introduction Methods for Fuzzy Data Analysis Algorithmic Approaches

... Fuzzy Data Analysis Introduction Methods for Fuzzy Data Analysis Algorithmic Approaches

**Knowledge**-Based Approaches Neural Net Approaches Dynamic Fuzzy Data Analysis Problem Description Similarity of Functions Approaches for Analysic ... Page xi

**Knowledge**-based classification. Linguistic variables "Depth of Cut" and “Feed".**Knowledge**base. Basic structure of the**knowledge**-based system. (a) States of objects at a point of time; (b) projections of trajectories over time into the ... Page xxiv

... power of electronic data processing and web-technology this has lead in fuzzy technology from a focus in modeling to a concentration in complexity reduction, i.e. pattern recognition, data mining and automatic

... power of electronic data processing and web-technology this has lead in fuzzy technology from a focus in modeling to a concentration in complexity reduction, i.e. pattern recognition, data mining and automatic

**knowledge**discovery. Page xxv

It may also be useful for practitioners that want to up-date their

It may also be useful for practitioners that want to up-date their

**knowledge**of fuzzy technology and look for new applications in their area. Aachen, April 2001 H.-J. Zimmermann 1 INTRODUCTION TO FUZZY SETS ... Page 6

“Imprecision” here is meant in the sense of vagueness rather than the lack of

“Imprecision” here is meant in the sense of vagueness rather than the lack of

**knowledge**about the value of a parameter (as in tolerance analysis). Fuzzy set theory provides a strict mathematical framework (there is nothing fuzzy about ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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Criteria for Selecting Appropriate Aggregation Operators | 43 |

The Extension Principle and Applications | 54 |

Special Extended Operations | 61 |

Applicationoriented Modeling of Uncertainty | 111 |

Linguistic Variables | 140 |

Fuzzy Data Bases and Queries | 265 |

Decision Making in Fuzzy Environments | 329 |

Applications of Fuzzy Sets in Engineering and Management | 371 |

Empirical Research in Fuzzy Set Theory | 443 |

Future Perspectives | 477 |

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