This book consists of selected papers written by the founder of fuzzy set
theory, Lotfi A Zadeh. Since Zadeh is not only the founder of this field,
but has also been the principal contributor to its development over the
last 30 years, the papers contain virtually all the major ideas in fuzzy
set theory, fuzzy logic, and fuzzy systems in their historical context.
Many of the ideas presented in the papers are still open to further
development. The book is thus an important resource for anyone interested
in the areas of fuzzy set theory, fuzzy logic, and fuzzy systems, as well
as their applications. Moreover, it is intended to play a useful role in
higher education, as a rich source of supplementary reading in relevant
courses and seminars. Scientists, mathematicians, engineers and graduate
students in various areas would find it invaluable.
The book includes a bibliography of all papers published by Zadeh in the
period 1949-1995. It also contains an introduction that traces the
development of Zadeh's ideas pertaining to fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, and
fuzzy systems via his papers. The ideas range from his 1965 seminal idea of
a fuzzy set to ideas reflecting his current interest in computing with
words -- computing in which linguistic expressions are used in place of
numbers.
Places in the papers, where each idea is presented can easily be found by
the reader via the Subject Index.
Take a look at the home page of the book in the World Wide Web at the URL
http://www.singnet.com.sg/~wspclib/Books/compsci/2895.html
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