Fuzzy Logic and the Internet


Subject: Fuzzy Logic and the Internet
From: Michelle T. Lin (michlin@cs.berkeley.edu)
Date: Tue Mar 14 2000 - 20:43:25 MET


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Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
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To: BISC Group
From: L. A. Zadeh <zadeh@cs.berkeley.edu>

        I should like to bring to your attention an article entitled
"Search Software that Compares Apples and Oranges," which appeared in
the February 17 issue of the New York Times. This article describes
search engines for searching video files. More detailed information
about these search engines can be obtained from
http://www.uk.research.att.com/dart/shoebox and http://www.virage.com

        What is becoming increasingly obvious is that the problem of
search is assuming a position of centrality in the Internet. Unlike
search in textual databases, search in pictorial databases involves
approximate matching. Thus, fuzzy logic should be a prime candidate
as a tool for pictorial search. At this juncture, however, fuzzy
logic is not used as much in search processes as it should, for the
simple reason that familiarity with fuzzy logic is not widespread.

        With this as the backdrop I should like to suggest that
members of the fuzzy logic community turn their attention to
applications involving the Internet, and especially the search
problem.

        With my warm regards.
        
        
                                        Sincerely,
                                        
                                        Lotfi
                                        
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Lotfi A. Zadeh
Professor in the Graduate School and Director,
Berkeley Initiative in Soft Computing (BISC)
CS Division, Department of EECS
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1776
Tel/office: (510) 642-4959 Fax/office: (510) 642-1712
Tel/home: (510) 526-2569 Fax/home: (510) 526-2433
email: zadeh@cs.berkeley.edu
http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/People/Faculty/Homepages/zadeh.html
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