Re: Is Fuzzy theory totally dead and obsolete now?

Satish Jamadagni (satishj@sasi.com)
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 15:26:22 +0100 (MET)

Hi,
My experiences with Fuzzy theory has been that It is a generalization to
most approaches that we see today. Graph Theory - we have Fuzzy graph
theory, Algebra can be seen as a special case of Fuzzy algebra etc etc. How
useful is mathematics to mankind? The notion of Fuzzyiness is also equally
useful and important. Practical applications are in plenty, In my own field
of telecommunication, It has found applications in routing, Congestion
control, channel equalization, Network Management, etc etc and the list goes
on and on, Mind you, all this Just in the field of communications.

In fact Your teacher needs to look at the problem in shades of grey, i.e. in
terms of the degree of usefulness of fuzzy logic. Nothing can be classified
as useful or not-useful, It is all degree of usefulness.

Satish Jamadagni.
satishj@sasi.com

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony <eclipze@nospam.ozemail.com.au>
To: Multiple recipients of list <fuzzy-mail@dbai.tuwien.ac.at>
Date: Saturday, November 20, 1999 8:06 PM
Subject: Re: Is Fuzzy theory totally dead and obsolete now?

>
>Your lecturer's opinion is purely academic. Just see how many
>Japanesse products utilise Fuzzy Logic. Look at the automotive
>industry. Your right to ask this question, get more opinions because
>I believe its still quite strong. This is also reflected in the
>number of ASIC chips and software being designed for FL.
>
>
>On Thu, 18 Nov 1999 19:15:06 +0900, "June Kim"
><juneaftn@orchestra.cse.cau.ac.kr> wrote:
>
>>Being a undergraduate student in computer science major, I asked to a
lecturer
>>,who is in his doctor degree in AI field, about current fuzzy theory's
position
>>in
>>computer science.
>>
>>Without any hesitation, he simply answered "Fuzzy is now totally dead and
>>obsolete,
>>and we can find it only in the textbooks." As I heard him, I was rather
shocked.
>>I tried to argue against him, because I've studied fuzzy theory myself and
found
>>that
>>it is used widely as a basis for almost everything we see in computer
science.
>>
>>But all in vain, he added, "There once was a Fuzzy boom time, and it's
gone
>>now."
>>
>>So I asked, "Then, what is up-to-date and popular in AI field nowadays,
sir?"
>>
>>He answered, "GA, Expert system, CBL, and ..."
>>Very disappointingly again, he added, "Since the '80s, AI is in its down
way, I
>>have
>>to acknowledge it."
>>
>>Do you people really agree with him?
>>Is Fuzzy theory really so? And is it why this newsgroup is so inactive?
>>
>>-June
>>
>>
>
>
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