Thomas' Fuzziness and Probability

From: Joe Pfeiffer (pfeiffer@cs.nmsu.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 31 2001 - 11:02:27 MET DST

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    I'm currently reading the book mentioned above; I'm wondering about
    something...

    He attempts to define the membership function of a set by using
    what he calls ``calibrational propositions'' -- the idea is that if
    you ask 70 people if John is tall, and 70 of them say ``yes,'' then
    mu(tall) = .7. While this seems to do a good job of capturing common
    word usage, it's not at all clear to me that it captures the fuzzy
    behavior of the ``tall'' set; it seems probabilistic rather than
    fuzzy.

    So, what are other people's reactions?

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