Re: Thomas' Fuzziness and Probability

From: Stephan Lehmke (Stephan.Lehmke@cs.uni-dortmund.de)
Date: Mon Aug 20 2001 - 13:02:38 MET DST

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    In article <110.3f9fcbe.28aec517@aol.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.

    regards
    Stephan

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