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# Mamdani

Bio: Mamdani is an academic researcher from Queen Mary University of London. The author has contributed to research in topics: Fuzzy electronics & Fuzzy Control Language. The author has an hindex of 1, co-authored 1 publications receiving 1918 citations.

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TL;DR: In this article, a fuzzy logic is used to synthesize linguistic control protocol of a skilled operator for industrial plants, which has been applied to pilot scale plants as well as in practical situations.

Abstract: This paper describes an application of fuzzy logic in designing controllers for industrial plants. A fuzzy logic is used to synthesize linguistic control protocol of a skilled operator. The method has been applied to pilot scale plants as well as in practical situations. The merits of this method and its usefulness to control engineering are discussed. An avenue for further work in this area is described where the need is to go beyond a purely descriptive approach, and means for implementing a prescriptive or a self-organizing system are explored.

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TL;DR: The theory of possibility described in this paper is related to the theory of fuzzy sets by defining the concept of a possibility distribution as a fuzzy restriction which acts as an elastic constraint on the values that may be assigned to a variable.

Abstract: The theory of possibility described in this paper is related to the theory of fuzzy sets by defining the concept of a possibility distribution as a fuzzy restriction which acts as an elastic constraint on the values that may be assigned to a variable. More specifically, if F is a fuzzy subset of a universe of discourse U={u} which is characterized by its membership function μF, then a proposition of the form “X is F,” where X is a variable taking values in U, induces a possibility distribution ∏X which equates the possibility of X taking the value u to μF(u)—the compatibility of u with F. In this way, X becomes a fuzzy variable which is associated with the possibility distribution ∏x in much the same way as a random variable is associated with a probability distribution. In general, a variable may be associated both with a possibility distribution and a probability distribution, with the weak connection between the two expressed as the possibility/probability consistency principle. A thesis advanced in this paper is that the imprecision that is intrinsic in natural languages is, in the main, possibilistic rather than probabilistic in nature. Thus, by employing the concept of a possibility distribution, a proposition, p, in a natural language may be translated into a procedure which computes the probability distribution of a set of attributes which are implied by p. Several types of conditional translation rules are discussed and, in particular, a translation rule for propositions of the form “X is F is α-possible,” where α is a number in the interval [0, 1], is formulated and illustrated by examples.

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01 Apr 1990TL;DR: The basic aspects of the FLC (fuzzy logic controller) decision-making logic are examined and several issues, including the definitions of a fuzzy implication, compositional operators, the interpretations of the sentence connectives 'and' and 'also', and fuzzy inference mechanisms, are investigated.

Abstract: For pt.I see ibid., vol.20, no.2, p.404-18, 1990. The basic aspects of the FLC (fuzzy logic controller) decision-making logic are examined. Several issues, including the definitions of a fuzzy implication, compositional operators, the interpretations of the sentence connectives 'and' and 'also', and fuzzy inference mechanisms, are investigated. Defuzzification strategies, are discussed. Some of the representative applications of the FLC, from laboratory level to industrial process control, are briefly reported. Some unsolved problems are described, and further challenges in this field are discussed. >

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TL;DR: The fuzzy logic controller (FLC) based on fuzzy logic provides a means of converting a linguistic control strategy based on expert knowledge into an automatic control strategy.

Abstract: During the past several years, fuzzy control has emerged as one of the most active and fruitful areas for research in the applications of fuzzy set theory. Fuzzy control is based on fuzzy logic. The fuzzy logic controller (FLC) based on fuzzy logic provides a means of converting a linguistic control strategy based on expert knowledge into an automatic control strategy. A survey of the FLC is presented; a general methodology for constructing an FLC and assessing its performance is described; and problems that need further research are pointed out

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TL;DR: A general approach to quali- tative modeling based on fuzzy logic is discussed, which proposes to use a fuzzy clustering method (fuzzy c-means method) to identify the structure of a fuzzy model.

Abstract: This paper discusses a general approach to quali- tative modeling based on fuzzy logic. The method of qualitative modeling is divided into two parts: fuzzy modeling and linguistic approximation. It proposes to use a fuzzy clustering method (fuzzy c-means method) to identify the structure of a fuzzy model. To clarify the advantages of the proposed method, it also shows some examples of modeling, among them a model of a dynamical process and a model of a human operator's control action.

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30 Apr 1998

TL;DR: Fuzzy Modeling for Control addresses fuzzy modeling from the systems and control engineering point of view and focuses on the selection of appropriate model structures, on the acquisition of dynamic fuzzy models from process measurements, and on the design of nonlinear controllers based on fuzzy models.

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Fuzzy Modeling for Control addresses fuzzy modeling from the systems and control engineering point of view. It focuses on the selection of appropriate model structures, on the acquisition of dynamic fuzzy models from process measurements (fuzzy identification), and on the design of nonlinear controllers based on fuzzy models. The main features of the presented techniques are illustrated by means of simple examples. In addition, three real-world applications are described. Finally, software tools for building fuzzy models from measurements are available from the author.

1,183 citations