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# Fuzzy mathematics

About: Fuzzy mathematics is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 10183 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 293926 citation(s).

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01 Jan 1973-

TL;DR: By relying on the use of linguistic variables and fuzzy algorithms, the approach provides an approximate and yet effective means of describing the behavior of systems which are too complex or too ill-defined to admit of precise mathematical analysis.

Abstract: The approach described in this paper represents a substantive departure from the conventional quantitative techniques of system analysis. It has three main distinguishing features: 1) use of so-called ``linguistic'' variables in place of or in addition to numerical variables; 2) characterization of simple relations between variables by fuzzy conditional statements; and 3) characterization of complex relations by fuzzy algorithms. A linguistic variable is defined as a variable whose values are sentences in a natural or artificial language. Thus, if tall, not tall, very tall, very very tall, etc. are values of height, then height is a linguistic variable. Fuzzy conditional statements are expressions of the form IF A THEN B, where A and B have fuzzy meaning, e.g., IF x is small THEN y is large, where small and large are viewed as labels of fuzzy sets. A fuzzy algorithm is an ordered sequence of instructions which may contain fuzzy assignment and conditional statements, e.g., x = very small, IF x is small THEN Y is large. The execution of such instructions is governed by the compositional rule of inference and the rule of the preponderant alternative. By relying on the use of linguistic variables and fuzzy algorithms, the approach provides an approximate and yet effective means of describing the behavior of systems which are too complex or too ill-defined to admit of precise mathematical analysis.

8,223 citations

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01 Jan 1995-

TL;DR: Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic is a true magnum opus; it addresses practically every significant topic in the broad expanse of the union of fuzzy set theory and fuzzy logic.

Abstract: Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic is a true magnum opus. An enlargement of Fuzzy Sets, Uncertainty,
and Information—an earlier work of Professor Klir and Tina Folger—Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic
addresses practically every significant topic in the broad expanse of the union of fuzzy set theory
and fuzzy logic. To me Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic is a remarkable achievement; it covers its vast
territory with impeccable authority, deep insight and a meticulous attention to detail.
To view Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic in a proper perspective, it is necessary to clarify a point
of semantics which relates to the meanings of fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic.
A frequent source of misunderstanding fias to do with the interpretation of fuzzy logic. The
problem is that the term fuzzy logic has two different meanings. More specifically, in a narrow
sense, fuzzy logic, FLn, is a logical system which may be viewed as an extension and generalization
of classical multivalued logics. But in a wider sense, fuzzy logic, FL^ is almost synonymous
with the theory of fuzzy sets. In this context, what is important to recognize is that: (a) FLW is much
broader than FLn and subsumes FLn as one of its branches; (b) the agenda of FLn is very different
from the agendas of classical multivalued logics; and (c) at this juncture, the term fuzzy logic is
usually used in its wide rather than narrow sense, effectively equating fuzzy logic with FLW
In Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic, fuzzy logic is interpreted in a sense that is close to FLW. However,
to avoid misunderstanding, the title refers to both fuzzy sets and fuzzy logic.
Underlying the organization of Fuzzy Sets and Fuzzy Logic is a fundamental fact, namely,
that any field X and any theory Y can be fuzzified by replacing the concept of a crisp set in X and Y
by that of a fuzzy set. In application to basic fields such as arithmetic, topology, graph theory, probability
theory and logic, fuzzification leads to fuzzy arithmetic, fuzzy topology, fuzzy graph theory,
fuzzy probability theory and FLn. Similarly, hi application to applied fields such as neural network
theory, stability theory, pattern recognition and mathematical programming, fuzzification leads to
fuzzy neural network theory, fuzzy stability theory, fuzzy pattern recognition and fuzzy mathematical
programming. What is gained through fuzzification is greater generality, higher expressive
power, an enhanced ability to model real-world problems and, most importantly, a methodology for
exploiting the tolerance for imprecision—a methodology which serves to achieve tractability,

7,039 citations

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01 Jan 1970-

TL;DR: A reverse-flow technique is described for the solution of a functional equation arising in connection with a decision process in which the termination time is defined implicitly by the condition that the process stops when the system under control enters a specified set of states in its state space.

Abstract: By decision-making in a fuzzy environment is meant a decision process in which the goals and/or the constraints, but not necessarily the system under control, are fuzzy in nature. This means that the goals and/or the constraints constitute classes of alternatives whose boundaries are not sharply defined.
An example of a fuzzy constraint is: “The cost of A should not be substantially higher than α,” where α is a specified constant. Similarly, an example of a fuzzy goal is: “x should be in the vicinity of x0,” where x0 is a constant. The italicized words are the sources of fuzziness in these examples.
Fuzzy goals and fuzzy constraints can be defined precisely as fuzzy sets in the space of alternatives. A fuzzy decision, then, may be viewed as an intersection of the given goals and constraints. A maximizing decision is defined as a point in the space of alternatives at which the membership function of a fuzzy decision attains its maximum value.
The use of these concepts is illustrated by examples involving multistage decision processes in which the system under control is either deterministic or stochastic. By using dynamic programming, the determination of a maximizing decision is reduced to the solution of a system of functional equations. A reverse-flow technique is described for the solution of a functional equation arising in connection with a decision process in which the termination time is defined implicitly by the condition that the process stops when the system under control enters a specified set of states in its state space.

6,671 citations

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Abstract: Spend your time even for only few minutes to read a book. Reading a book will never reduce and waste your time to be useless. Reading, for some people become a need that is to do every day such as spending time for eating. Now, what about you? Do you like to read a book? Now, we will show you a new book enPDFd fuzzy set theory and its applications that can be a new way to explore the knowledge. When reading this book, you can get one thing to always remember in every reading time, even step by step.

4,040 citations

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TL;DR: The use of triangular fuzzy numbers for pairwise comprison scale of fuzzy AHP is introduced, and the use of the extent analysis method for the synthetic extent value S i of the pairwise comparison is used.

Abstract: In this paper, a new approach for handling fuzzy AHP is introduced, with the use of triangular fuzzy numbers for pairwise comprison scale of fuzzy AHP, and the use of the extent analysis method for the synthetic extent value Si of the pairwise comparison. By applying the principle of the comparison of fuzzy numbers, that is, V(M1 ⩾ M2) = 1 iff m1 ⩾ m2, V(M2 ⩾ M1) = hgt(M1 ∩ M2) = μM1 (d), the vectors of weight with respect to each element under a certaine criterion are represented by d(Ai) = min V(Si ⩾ Sk), k = 1, 2,…, n; k ≠ i. This decision process is demonstrated by an example.

3,326 citations