On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Gordon D. Pusch wrote:
> Martine De Cock <Martine.DeCock@rug.ac.be> writes:
> > Cristian Fabbi wrote:
> >> studied by FL? Why do we say that with Fuzzy Logic we will make
> >> computers thinking like human?
> > Because we believe "that humans deal with imprecision and uncertainty
> > by using linguistic values and that they apply some kind of approximate
> > reasoning techniques rather than exact numerical values and first order
> > logic". (Fuzzy Sets and Approximate Reasoning, Etienne E. Kerre, Xian
> > Jiaotong University Press, Xian (P.R. China), 1999).
> It does not follow that because humans "deal with imprecision and uncertainty"
> they must therefore be using the specific mathematical formalism called
> ``fuzzy logic'' to do so, or that machines using this mathematical formalism
> will ``think'' exactly the same way humans think.
I did not claim that the human mind uses fuzzy logic. I simply remarked
that we believe that (adult) humans use linguistic values and an
approximate reasoning technique to deal with imprecision and uncertainty.
Fuzzy Set Theory provides a framework for doing the same thing: computing
with linguistic values and approximate reasoning. Therefore it is a nice
way to mimic human reasoning.
Martine De Cock e-mail : Martine.DeCock@rug.ac.be
Fund for Scientific Research-Flanders
Fuzziness and Uncertainty Modelling Research Unit
Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science
Krijgslaan 281 (S9) tel. : +32 (0)9/264.47.72
B-9000 Ghent (Belgium) fax. : +32 (0)9/264.49.95
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