New version of FUZZYMANAGER available

Andrew Gray (agray@infoscience.otago.ac.nz)
Mon, 8 Nov 1999 12:18:20 +0100 (MET)

Hi,

We have just released the second public version of the FUZZYMANAGER
software for Microsoft Windows (95/98/NT) named, appropriately enough,
FUZZYMANAGER 1.0.1. This was developed by the Software Metrics
Research Laboratory (SMRL) and consists of two modules called FULSOME
(Fuzzy Logic for Software Metrics) and CLUESOME (Cluster Extraction
for Software Metrics). The names reflect the original application
area of the software rather than any limitations or restrictions.

This second version implements a much faster inference process and
corrects various bugs reported by users and found by ourselves. A few
small additional features have been added as well, but the core
functionality is the same as version 1.0.0.

The software is intended to be very easy to use and to help users
understand how their fuzzy logic systems operate. As such it guides
the user through the steps of creating fuzzy systems, has a very
graphic-oriented interface to explain the inference process by tracing
through the rules and clauses applied to each observation, and has a
variety of options for experimentation. We hope that it will be
useful to anyone who wants a relatively simple interface to fuzzy
logic systems and fuzzy clustering. We think that it has some promise
for teaching purposes as well.

The FULSOME software allows for data editing, membership function
creation and editing, rule creation and editing, and inference with a
reasonable variety of t-norms, t-conorms, defuzzication methods, and
system options.

CLUESOME, which is still experimental, uses the same file formats to
extract membership functions and/or rules from data (and existing
membership functions if only rules are desired) based on
fuzzy-clustering algorithms. This can, optionally, all be
accomplished using a wizard interface. These systems are generally
adequate as rough drafts for an expert to refine, but perform quite
well when compared to other techniques.

The software can be downloaded from:

http://smrl.otago.ac.nz/downloads/software/fuzzymanager/

A short tutorial document is also available from the site.

These pages are part of our new web site which is currently being
built up from our old site. Many of the pages are still blank, but
the old web site is still available from:

http://divcom.otago.ac.nz/com/infosci/smrl/home.html

We would be very grateful for any feedback (comments, compliments, or
criticisms) about the software.

Cheers,
Andrew

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