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

Carlos Gershenson (carlos@jlagunez.iquimica.unam.mx)
Wed, 8 Jul 1998 03:32:02 +0200 (MET DST)

On Sun, 28 Jun 1998, Todd Lehman wrote:

> 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

Well, I believe all of their work was important. What Lotfi Zadeh did was
to introduce the name "Fuzzy", and that{s why he is credited as the
creator of FL.

-Carlos

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