## 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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**Possible**data structure in the plane. Performance of cluster criteria. Dendogram for hierarchical clusters. 189 191 205 205 209 212 215 216 217 218 220 221 Figure 13–5 Figure 13–6 Figure 13–7 Figure 13—8 Figure 13–9 X LIST OF FIGURES. Page xvi

And, most importantly, it succeeds in providing an excellent introduction to the theory of fuzzy sets—an introduction that makes it

And, most importantly, it succeeds in providing an excellent introduction to the theory of fuzzy sets—an introduction that makes it

**possible**for an uninitiated reader to obtain a clear view of the theory and learn about its applications ... Page xviii

I also thank Mr. Hintz, who helped to modify the different versions of the book, worked out the examples, and helped to make the text as understandable as

I also thank Mr. Hintz, who helped to modify the different versions of the book, worked out the examples, and helped to make the text as understandable as

**possible**. Ms. Grefen typed the manuscript several times without losing her ... Page xx

It tries to introduce fuzzy set theory as comprehensively as

It tries to introduce fuzzy set theory as comprehensively as

**possible**, without delving into very theoretical areas or presenting any mathematical proofs which do not contribute to a better understanding. It rather offers numerical ... Page 7

1989), fuzzy multi criteria analysis [Zimmermann 1986]. c) Compactification Due to the limited capacity of the human short term memory or of technical systems it is often not

1989), fuzzy multi criteria analysis [Zimmermann 1986]. c) Compactification Due to the limited capacity of the human short term memory or of technical systems it is often not

**possible**to either store all relevant data, or to present ...### 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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