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In article <3B6FE4A1.3040909@bellatlantic.net>,

<predictr@bellatlantic.net> wrote:

*>It is apparent that my last attempt to shed light on this subject has
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*>failed miserably, and that all sorts of side issues were raised which
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*>are irrelevant to the question of fuzzy logic's effectiveness at solving
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*>problems.
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*>The most common variety of fuzzy logic system is the fuzzy rule base
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*>which accepts one or more continuous values as input and yields a
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*>continuous output: fuzzy rule bases are functions of real numbers.
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*>My question to fuzzy critics is: if such functions can economically be
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*>made to serve as approximations to variables in real-world processes
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*>(they are a form of regression), is there any legitimate reason to
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*>dismiss their use out of hand?
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I think the question is, what is inference?

If inference is belief, it is likely to be all wrong

anyhow; the current theories are just wrong, and the

null hypotheses, at least as tested, are false.

So I consider the sole problem as what action should be

taken, and if more than one, they should be essentially

equivalent. This is what "fuzzy inference" does not

address.

-- This address is for information only. I do not claim that these views are those of the Statistics Department or of Purdue University. Herman Rubin, Dept. of Statistics, Purdue Univ., West Lafayette IN47907-1399 hrubin@stat.purdue.edu Phone: (765)494-6054 FAX: (765)494-0558############################################################################ This message was posted through the fuzzy mailing list. (1) To subscribe to this mailing list, send a message body of "SUB FUZZY-MAIL myFirstName mySurname" to listproc@dbai.tuwien.ac.at (2) To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message body of "UNSUB FUZZY-MAIL" or "UNSUB FUZZY-MAIL yoursubscription@email.address.com" to listproc@dbai.tuwien.ac.at (3) To reach the human who maintains the list, send mail to fuzzy-owner@dbai.tuwien.ac.at (4) WWW access and other information on Fuzzy Sets and Logic see http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/ftp/mlowner/fuzzy-mail.info (5) WWW archive: http://www.dbai.tuwien.ac.at/marchives/fuzzy-mail/index.html

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