LPA announce fuzzy logic tools

clive spenser (lpa@cix.compulink.co.uk)
Tue, 20 Feb 1996 21:49:25 +0100


LPA announces Fuzzy Logic tools

London -- Februay 1996 -- Logic Programming Associates Ltd. today announced FLINT,
a Fuzzy Logic INferencing Toolkit, which incorporates fuzzy logic techniques with
its popular range of software development tools.

FLINT supports:
- standard and user-defined membership functions
- linear and curved membership lines
- automatic propagation of fuzzy values
- range of and/or/not combinators
- configurable linguistic hedges
- standard and user-defined defuzzification algorithms

FLINT makes fuzzy logic technology available within a sophisticated programming
environment. Fuzzy logic permits the use of imprecise and vague information,
knowledge and concepts to be used in an exact mathematical manner. Words such as
'fast', 'slow', 'very hot', 'slightly cold', 'not very hot' can be used to enhance
traditional rule-base or expert systems. Qualitative and imprecise reasoning
statements can be incorporated within these rule-bases to produce simpler, more
intuitive and better behaved models. According to Zadeh, the father of fuzzy logic,
the linguistic description of a system is much more effective and less specific
than the numerical or mathematical description.

Integration
FLINT is available as a versatile programming toolkit for LPA Prolog. LPA Prolog is
a popular and easy-to-use 32-bit compiler system for the Prolog programming
language, and is available for Windows, Macintosh and MS-DOS platforms.

FLINT is also available as an extension to LPA's popular expert system toolkit,
Flex. Flex combines frames, procedures and rules in a logic programming environment
and includes its own English-like Knowledge Specification Language (KSL) to aid the
development of readable and virtually self-documenting knowledge-bases. Flex
supports frame-based reasoning with multiple-inheritance, data-driven procedures,
forward and backward chaining rules, automatic questions and answers and has total
access to the list processing and data manipulation facilities of Prolog.

For further information contact:
Clive Spenser, Marketing Director
Logic Programming Associates Ltd.,
Studio 4, R.V.P.B., Trinity Road,
London, SW18 3SX, UK.

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