fuzzy relations

Damian F Minihan (damian.minihan@lineone.net)
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 23:14:51 +0200 (MET DST)

hi!
Can anyone tell me what a fuzzy relation means in layman's terms. That is,
given two fuzzy sets you can compose a fuzzy relation between them using,
say, the cartesian product - but what does this actually represent?

I mean, you could combine a fuzzy set of lamp-post heights with the fuzzy
set of the weights of african frogs mathematically - but does it have any
real interpretation?

Also, am I correct in presuming that Prof. Mamdani is a bloke? I am
preparing a report on the mamdani implication and I don't want to make any
fundamental cock-ups.