In article <email@example.com>, WSiler@aol.com writes:
> Consider, for example, Earl's fuzzy set in which Short had membership 0.15,
> Medium had membership 0.85, and Tall had membership 0.65 (or something like
> that). Common sense tells us that Short OR Medium OR Tall should be 1,
> instead of .85, and that Short AND Medum AND Tall should probably be zero
> instead of 0.15.
Common sense often deceives us. Furthermore what is considered to be
common sense is a very personal matter. For instance, my common sense
tells me "not everything has to be either Short OR Medium OR Tall". In
fact, whenever I have to make this kind of choice by checking one and
only one concept ("would you describe coma cola as [ ] sweet [ ] very
sweet [ ] extremely sweet [ ] unendurably sweet") I always feel
compelled to check somewhere between the boxes.
-- Stephan Lehmke Stephan.Lehmke@cs.uni-dortmund.de Fachbereich Informatik, LS I Tel. +49 231 755 6434 Universitaet Dortmund FAX 6555 D-44221 Dortmund, Germany
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