Fuzzy Logic

  • Ton J. Cleophas
  • Aeilko H. Zwinderman
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Abstract

Lofti Zadeh, professor of science at Berkeley, published in 1964 the concept of fuzzy truths, as answers that may be “yes” at one time and “no” at the other, or that may be partially true and partially untrue (Zadeh 1965). He developed an analytical model based on this concept. When you think of real life, you can imagine many things that are not entirely certain, and it is remarkable, therefore, that it took over 20 years before this analytical model became successfully implemented in science (Zadeh 1965). Nowadays Tokyo subway traffic uses fuzzy logic running and braking systems, and Maserati sportscars have a fuzzy logic automatic transmission with one position for forward instead of the usual three or four, and with much better performance.

Keywords

Fuzzy Logic Fuzzy Modeling Fuzzy Membership Pharmacodynamic Modeling Time Response Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ton J. Cleophas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aeilko H. Zwinderman
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Applied to Clinical TrialsEuropean Interuniversity College of Pharmaceutical MedicineLyonFrance
  2. 2.Department of MedicineAlbert Schweitzer HospitalDordrechtNetherlands
  3. 3.Department of Biostatistics and EpidemiologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamNetherlands

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