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Author Nguyen, H.T. ♦ Kreinovich, V.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1996
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Special computer methods
Subject Keyword Fuzzy logic ♦ Logic programming ♦ Humans ♦ State estimation ♦ Fuzzy control ♦ Computer science ♦ Application software ♦ Fuzzy set theory ♦ Data processing
Abstract Fuzzy logic was originally proposed as a tool for describing human reasoning. Currently, the main area of applications of fuzzy logic is in fuzzy control, where the choice of logic is usually motivated not by logical considerations (i.e. not by what best describes how people actually think), but by purely pragmatic, engineering considerations: what logic would lead to the best control. In this paper, we return to the original meaning of fuzzy logic: a tool for describing human reasoning. We analyze why the existing formalisms are not always adequate, and describe possible modifications of fuzzy logic. Our analysis shows that there are deep similarities between the descriptions of common-sense reasoning in three different fields: fuzzy logic, logic programming and linear logic. Thus, the future formalism for describing human reasoning will probably be a synthesis of these three.
Description Author affiliation: Dept. of Math. Sci., New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM, USA (Nguyen, H.T.)
ISBN 0780332253
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-06-19
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 630.38 kB
Page Count 5
Starting Page 546
Ending Page 550


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library