## 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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The maximum of a fuzzy function. Fuzzily bounded interval. Uncertainty as situational property. Probability of a fuzzy event. Linguistic variable “Age". Linguistic variable “Probability”. Linguistic variable “Truth". Terms “

The maximum of a fuzzy function. Fuzzily bounded interval. Uncertainty as situational property. Probability of a fuzzy event. Linguistic variable “Age". Linguistic variable “Probability”. Linguistic variable “Truth". Terms “

**True**” and ... Page xxiii

This is certainly

This is certainly

**true**, in spite of the fact, that evolutionary computing has its strength in optimization, neural nets are particularly strong in pattern recognition and automatic learning, whereas fuzzy set theory has its strength in ... Page 1

In conventional dual logic, for instance, a statement can be

In conventional dual logic, for instance, a statement can be

**true**or false—and nothing in between. In set theory, an element can either belong to a set or not; and in optimization, a solution is either feasible or not. Page 7

One of the reasons for this might be, that expert systems in their inference engines, when they are based on dual logic, perform symbol processing (truth values

One of the reasons for this might be, that expert systems in their inference engines, when they are based on dual logic, perform symbol processing (truth values

**true**or false) rather than knowledge processing. Page 8

This is particularly

This is particularly

**true**if one considers the inaccuracies and uncertainties contained in the input data. It seems desirable that an introductory textbook be available to help students get started and find their way around.### 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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