Re: Fuzzy Logic - why?

Will Dwinnell (76743.1740@compuserve.com)
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 07:28:06 +0100 (MET)

Martin Sewell's imaginary friend wrote:
"Is there a way of looking at fuzzy theory in the context of
traditional mathematics?"

Yes, but there are several aspects to the fuzzy calculus. From a
mathematical point of view, I see fuzzy as using some of the same
constructs as probability and or uncertainty management systems,
namely real numbers from 0.0 to 1.0 to represent individual
uncertainties and numeric distributions (for instance: fuzzy
numbers or the normal distribution) as more complicated
uncertainty representations. Numbers are numbers: they don't
know what they represent, so the fuzzy calculus is constrained to
use the same math as any other system. It is the interpretation
of these numbers which differ from system to system.

-- 
Will Dwinnell

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