## 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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Mapping of

Mapping of

**t**-**norms**, t-conorms, and averaging operators. The extension principle. Trapezoidal “fuzzy number”. LR-representation of fuzzy numbers. Fuzzy graphs. Fuzzy forests. Graphs that are not forests. Maximizing set. A fuzzy function. Page xv

In recent years, this issue has given rise to an extensive literature dealing with

In recent years, this issue has given rise to an extensive literature dealing with

**t**-**norms**and related concepts that link some aspects of the theory of fuzzy sets to the theory of probabilistic metric spaces developed by Karl Menger. Page xxv

The scope of part I has only been extended with respect to

The scope of part I has only been extended with respect to

**t**-**norms**, other operators and uncertainty modeling because I am convinced that chapters 2 to 7 are still sufficient as a mathematical basis to understand all new developments in ... Page 28

... uses(x)|xe X} plash (x) = max{0, pla(x)+11b (x)-1} Definition 3–11 The algebraic. where difference where t-COnorms PR(8) averaging averaging

... uses(x)|xe X} plash (x) = max{0, pla(x)+11b (x)-1} Definition 3–11 The algebraic. where difference where t-COnorms PR(8) averaging averaging

**t**-**norms**Mā (x) 28 FUZZY SET THEORY—AND ITS APPLICATIONS Algebraic Operations. Page 29

... fuzzy sets between

... fuzzy sets between

**t**-**norms**and t-conorms. Each class contains parameterized as well as nonparameterized operators.**t**-**norms**.**T**-**norms**were initiated in 1942 with the paper “Statistical EXTENSIONS 29 Extensions Set-Theoretic Operations.### What people are saying - Write a review

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### Contents

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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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