Re: number of membership functions?

EarlCox (earlcox@aol.com)
Tue, 14 Jul 1998 01:20:13 +0200 (MET DST)

What I said (I hope) was that the goal of fuzzy logic was not to provide an
answer that was "good enough."

I've been building fuzzy models for clients for nearly twenty years. Precision
is highly valued among clients who pay large sums of money for models that
solve important problems.

Not to be argumentative, but at the next SOFT meeting, take a pole of the
number of speakers and attendees who have actually gone out into industry and
built fuzzy systems to solve important problems. In the past eighteen months
alone I've built fuzzy models in drug discovery analysis for two large
phamaceutical companies, purchasing and buyer's assistants for a major on-line
marketing company, and a target marketing and sales focus model for one of
the top ten retailers. The dollars involved in these projects were in the high
seven figures.

I only suggest that my long experience with fuzzy systems suggests that can be
extraordinarly robust, precise, and powerful.

End of soap box commentary.

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