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Advances in Fuzzy Sets, Possibility Theory, and Applications

  • Paul P. Wang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Paul P. Wang, Sam Earp, Enrique H. Ruspini
    Pages 1-11
  3. Arnold Kaufmann
    Pages 13-30
  4. Liu Ying-Ming
    Pages 37-47
  5. Umberto Cerruti
    Pages 49-57
  6. Zhende Huang, Tong Zhengxiang
    Pages 59-70
  7. B. Bouchon, G. Cohen
    Pages 97-105
  8. Zhang Jinwen
    Pages 107-136
  9. I. B. Türksen
    Pages 137-148
  10. Shang-Yong Chu
    Pages 149-179
  11. L. Lesmo, L. Saitta, P. Torasso
    Pages 181-198
  12. Thomas Whalen, Brian Schott
    Pages 199-216
  13. Ramesh Jain, Susan Haynes
    Pages 217-236
  14. Guo Quan Chen, Samuel C. Lee, Eden S. H. Yu
    Pages 277-305
  15. E. H. Mamdani, J. J. Østergaard, E. Lembessis
    Pages 307-323
  16. M. Sugeno, T. Takagi
    Pages 325-334
  17. William B. Rouse
    Pages 377-386
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 405-421

About this book

Introduction

Since its inception by Professor Lotfi Zadeh about 18 years ago, the theory of fuzzy sets has evolved in many directions, and is finding applications in a wide variety of fields in which the phenomena under study are too complex or too ill-defined to be analyzed by conventional techniques. Thus, by providing a basis for a systematic approach to approximate reasoning and inexact inference, the theory of fuzzy sets may well have a substantial impact on scientific methodology in the years ahead, particularly in the realms of psychology, economics, engineering, law, medicine, decision-analysis, information retrieval, and artificial intelli­ gence. This volume consists of 24 selected papers invited by the editor, Professor Paul P. Wang. These papers cover the theory and applications of fuzzy sets, almost equal in number. We are very fortunate to have Professor A. Kaufmann to contribute an overview paper of the advances in fuzzy sets. One special feature of this volume is the strong participation of Chinese researchers in this area. The fact is that Chinese mathematicians, scientists and engineers have made important contributions to the theory and applications of fuzzy sets through the past decade. However, not until the visit of Professor A. Kaufmann to China in 1974 and again in 1980, did the Western World become fully aware of the important work of Chinese researchers. Now, Professor Paul Wang has initiated the effort to document these important contributions in this volume to expose them to the western researchers.

Keywords

Ahead Area Volume form fuzzy fuzzy set fuzzy sets information information retrieval medicine psychology set theory sets techniques

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul P. Wang
    • 1
  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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