Re: AN UNITITIATED NOVICE...CAN YOU HELP?

Todd Lehman (lehman@visi.com)
Sun, 28 Jun 1998 23:21:18 +0200 (MET DST)

Siegfried Gottwald <fuzzy-mail@dbai.tuwien.ac.at> writes:
> On Sat, 6 Jun 1998, Devin Hosea wrote:
> > Kosko is largely credited with inventing Fuzzy Logic. He wrote a basic
> > book on it in the early 90's, after most of his academic work was
> > published in the 80's.
> >
> > --DFH
>
>
> Hi Devin,
>
> this is completely wrong. Look at the numerous papers of Lotfi Zadeh who
> really created the subject. They are available e.g. in two volumes of
> collected papers!
>
> Siegfried

Interesting to hear the phrase "completely wrong" w.r.t. the subject of
Fuzzy Logic. :-)

Anyway, Devin didn't say that Kosko invented FL, Devin said that Kosko
was "largely credited with" inventing FL, which cannot be entirely false.

And did Zadeh really "create" the subject? What about the foundations
by Russell, Kleene, Black, Lukasiewicz, and many others? Can any one
person really be said to have actually created the subject of FL?

--Todd Lehman

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