Re: Consistency of fuzzy rules

From: Paul Victor Birke (nonlinear@home.com)
Date: Thu Oct 25 2001 - 15:36:25 MET DST

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    Wise wrote:
    >
    > If the day is warm then sunlight is bright
    > If the day is cold then sunlight is bright
    >
    > The two rules above are not [Fuzzy] contradictory !
    >
    > It may be that the days temperature has little impact on the brightness of a
    > day OR It may be that a particular days temperature may be considered both
    > warm and cold (each to some extent).
    >
    > The two rules, though they might appear linguistically at odds, serve a
    > greater Fuzzy purpose in that together they are actually [Fuzzy] mathematics
    > formula that help shape an answer space.
    >
    > To dispense with one, because it doesn't sound right lessens the
    > effectiveness of the remaining rule.
    >
    > The linguistic contradiction is also more true to life than you might have
    > imagined. An overt analytical mind (the type that makes good mathematician
    > material) doesn't like to reconcile contradiction rather tends to prefer to
    > eradicate, discourage and or discredit it.
    >
    > The fact is intelligence is always reconciling (making the best of )
    > contradictory rules.
    >
    > Fuzzy is an ideal backdrop for an intelligence system.
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    Thank you Robert !!

    This is a very good point, one I had not considered.

    Paul

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