Fuzzy Pictures as Philosophical Problem and Scientific Practice

A Study of Visual Vagueness

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Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 348)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Part 1

  3. Part 2

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive discussion on the characterization of vagueness in pictures. It reports on how the problem of representation of images has been approached in scientific practice, highlighting the role of mathematical methods and the philosophical background relevant for issues such as representation, categorization and reasoning. Without delving too much into the technical details, the book examines and defends different kinds of values of fuzziness based on a complex approach to categorization as a practice, adopting conceptual and empirical suggestions from different fields including the arts. It subsequently advances criticisms and provides suggestions for interpretation and application. By describing a cognitive framework based on fuzzy, rough and near sets, and discussing all of the relevant mathematical and philosophical theories for the representation and processing of vagueness in images, the book offers a practice-oriented guide to fuzzy visual reasoning, along with novel insights into the field of interpreting and thinking with fuzzy pictures and fuzzy data.


Fuzzy-set Representation Non-linguistic Vagueness Vague Representations Picture-making Practices Fuzzy Perception Set Theory Rough Sets Near Sets Vague Categorization Fuzzy Visual Reasoning Pictorial Accuracy

Authors and affiliations

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  1. 1.Indiana Univ Dep of His & Phy of sci BloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-47189-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-47190-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-9922
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0808
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